December 2019 Newsletter

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Sweet 1930s English Tudor Revival asking $1.25M in Altadena

By Pauline O’Connor

Now turning heads and capturing fancies in Altadena is this enchanting English Tudor Revival built in 1932. Located at 1011 Concha Street, a block east of historic Charles S. Farnsworth Park, the well-kept residence sits behind rustic stone walls at the end of a brick path shaded by a pair of majestic pine trees.

To the right of its turreted front entry is an impressive living room with carved beamed ceilings, oak floors embellished with French knot inlays, French doors, and a sizable fireplace. To the left is the formal dining room, the walls of which are lined with beautiful stained glass windows.

The 1,861-square-foot home also holds three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a breakfast nook, and a kitchen remodeled with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, and soapstone countertops. Per the listing, the home’s roof, sewer line, and electric wiring were all redone in 2013.

On a 10,110-square-foot lot with a detached two-car garage, the property is listed with Eddie Ramirez of Deasy Penner Podley at an asking price of $1.249 million. Open house is scheduled Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

To read the full article visit their website here.

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Romantic 1920s condo seeks $849K in Pasadena

By Elijah Chiland

With three bedrooms and 1,742 square feet of living space, this Pasadena condo has the look and feel of a single-family residence—and quite an attractive one at that.

The unit is accessed through an extravagant wooden front door and contains tile and hardwood floors, built-in shelving, arched entryways, wrought-iron fixtures, and an elegant tile-bordered fireplace in the living room.

It’s part of a Spanish-style courtyard complex built in 1927 and located south of the city’s Playhouse District. The shared open space surrounds a central fountain and features neat landscaping and lush vegetation.

The two-level condo has a winding wooden staircase and three bathrooms to match its trio of bedrooms. A formal dining room leads into the Spanish tile-floored kitchen. Located at 627 East California Boulevard, it’s asking $849,000.

To read the full article visit their website here.

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You’re Invited to the Monrovia Holiday Parade!

Make sure to stop by our new location at 625 S. Myrtle Avenue and enjoy snacks, drinks and plenty of Holiday Cheer!

When: December 5th, 2019
Parade: 7:00 p.m in Old Town Monrovia
Special Performance by Centre Stage at 6:00 p.m.
The parade will be on Myrtle Avenue, from Chestnut Avenue to Palm Avenue

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DPP Bids Farewell to Modernist Architect, Ray Kappe, 92

Although he supposedly disliked being called a “Modernist” architect, Ray Kappe has been undoubtedly modern and current throughout his entire career. And as of Thursday, November 21st at the age of 92, Ray Kappe will add “Timeless” to his legacy. As one of the pioneering forces of indoor/outdoor living that has come to define the quintessential California lifestyle, Kappe designed his homes in respect to the environment. Kappe started his career in architecture after graduating from UC Berkley, and went on to found the school of architecture at Cal Poly Pomona as well as the Southern California Institute of Architecture, or SCI-arc. Part of Kappe’s ethos ingrained into SCI-arc’s mission emphasized social and cultural concerns; Kappe fully believed in the democratizing culture of post WWII America. He was an outspoken candidate for pre-fabricated homes and affordable housing. With an impressive career spanning 5 decades, Kappe’s work can be found all over Southern California from Pacific Palisades to Pasadena. One of his most famous works is the Kappe Residence inside the famous Kappe Colony of homes.

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