November 4, 2020, 2:26 pm
Explore a private hilltop retreat with tranquil mountain views in La Cañada Flintridge. Then take in some virtual views at an updated traditional in Sierra Madre and a stunning contemporary Craftsman in Monrovia.
Pasadena | Updated Mid-Century Ranch
775 San Rafael Terrace | $1,799,000
Welcome to this single level, three bedroom, two and a half bathroom, Mid-Century home which is tucked away on a peaceful cul-de-sac in the prestigious San Rafael area of Pasadena and sits on a rare 15,000 sq ft parcel abutting San Remo Road. Upon entry, your eyes are immediately drawn to the expansive living room and dining room with floor to ceiling windows and doors overlooking the lush backyard. A center fireplace and hearth invite you to gather and linger. These rooms flow seamlessly into the newly remodeled chef’s kitchen that features custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, splashes of colorful tile, professional stainless-steel appliances, a gorgeous center peninsula with seating for eight and an inviting wine bar. An adjacent pantry has open shelving for showcasing your favorite collections, and ample cabinets and drawers for additional appliance storage. A chic powder room completes the common area. Down the hallway, you will find a shared full bath and three generous bedrooms, including an owner’s suite with updated private bath and its own access to the backyard. Outside, a secret garden awaits. Beyond the upper large grassy area, lovely patio and terraced steps, a vast empty flat piece of land awaits your creative endeavors.
La Cañada Flintridge | Private Hilltop Retreat
364 Corona Drive | $1,549,000
Inspired by the work of architects Cliff May and Robert Byrd, this 2,071-square-foot home sits atop a private drive. The living room offers an open floor plan with high open-beamed ceilings, a brick fireplace, and peg-and-groove hardwood flooring. The walls of sliding glass doors on either side of the living room lead to a brick patio and a 500-square-foot deck respectively, creating an indoor-outdoor flow. The original kitchen features wood cabinets, a large pantry and original wood-framed windows. The generous, light-filled bedrooms sit at either end of the home, each bedroom featuring its own bathroom, while the library/den boasts a second fireplace, sweeping tree and mountain views to the north, and direct deck access. The home’s original details are elegantly paired with many improvements, including Anderson double-pane windows and newer HVAC. The over 55,000-square-foot lot offers many vignettes among the mature oak trees and tranquil views, adding to the feel of a Zen-like urban retreat. Within minutes to nearby hiking trails and cycling routes, as well as the Flintridge Riding Club. Easy access to freeways, shopping, JPL, the Rose Bowl, and the beautiful Descanso Gardens.
Sierra Madre | Updated Traditional
421 Grove Street | $1,360,000
This light and open traditional home sits on a leafy tree shaded street in the highly prized city of Sierra Madre. Beautifully updated, featuring four generous sized bedrooms. A master with walk-in closet and en suite bath with soaking tub, separate steam shower and marble and subway tile detail. The open floor plan offers a living room with fireplace, French doors, wood floors, opening to a family room with built in bookcases. The den, perfect for an office, has French doors overlooking the backyard, patio, pool and spa. The heart of the home is the gorgeously remodeled kitchen which features soft close custom cabinetry, center island, Viking and Dacor appliances, pot filler and architectural light fixtures. New tankless water heater plus copper plumbing, ceiling fans and so much more. Relax on the inviting front porch, gaze at the mountains from your pool or spa, or hike Bailey Canyon, Mt. Wilson Trail or to the enticing shops, restaurants or theater in Sierra Madre’s quaint downtown.
La Verne | Gated Foothills Estate
7136 Melinda Lane | $1,300,000
Distinctive custom home located on a private gated street in North La Verne, offering a picturesque setting on over one half acre of heavenly grounds. This modern two-story residence exudes curb appeal with leaded glass windows and decorative half-timbering exterior accents. Step inside the gracious double door entry with a dramatic spiral staircase and porcelain tile plank floors. The formal living room with a raised hearth granite fireplace has hardwood flooring and one of many interior skylights. The chic industrial-style kitchen features a combination of metal finishes with professional grade appliances and work area, warm wood cabinetry and granite island bar. Adjoining family room enjoys the view from one of several sets of French doors that bring the outdoors in and allow for effortless entertaining options. Downstairs den provides a flexible space for work at home options with a scenic view of the rear yard and leaded double door entry. The upstairs bonus room is the ultimate hang out space for everyone and features a kitchenette with built in refrigerated drawers and sliding French doors to the balcony overlooking the rear yard with stairway access. This room may also serve as a guest/in law suite with its adjoining bath and bedroom. The master suite has a walk-in cedar lined closet, private balcony, and stylish master bath with dual console sinks, large walk-in shower and spa tub. Two additional bedrooms, a hall bath with free standing tub and laundry room complete the second floor. Expansive grounds offer foothill views and exceptional outdoor areas for the grandest of garden parties, including multiple flagstone patios, BBQ island and sparkling pool and spa with flagstone coping and deck accents.
Monrovia | Contemporary Craftsman
469 Norumbega Drive | $999,000
This stunning contemporary Craftsman was meticulously redone to marry the welcoming curb appeal of the Arts and Crafts movement with all the modern amenities typically only available in a new home. The residence has been remodeled throughout and includes four bedrooms with three spa-like bathrooms, including a luxurious master suite as well as a separate office or den. The house has high-end finishes and construction throughout with an open floor plan that showcases a spacious great room, dining area, as well as an updated kitchen with granite countertops, custom cabinetry, stainless appliances and an expansive peninsula with bar seating. This open concept space leads out to a shade-dappled, covered patio that looks towards the lovely rear yard with serene seating areas. Additional features are rich wood floors, beautiful fixtures plus numerous skylights that create a light, bright interior that is both inviting and warm. All this is in one of the area’s most sought after neighborhoods. The house also has a stunning front presentation and was done by a notable landscape designer using California native plants. Don’t miss this incredible property, with sweeping views of our majestic San Gabriel Mountains. A true beauty in our foothills.
Upland | Single-Story Pool Home
2038 Lucinda Avenue | $699,000
Featuring three bedrooms, including a master suite, two full bathrooms, updated kitchen, three-car garage and RV parking, saltwater pool and a built in fire pit. This home is inviting from the moment you stroll up the path to the front door. As you enter, there is a fantastic family/living room area on your left. The beautiful kitchen has been remodeled with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and opens up to the dining room. Here you can also cozy up to the beautiful stone fireplace. All three bedrooms are spacious. The master suite is fabulous, from his and her closets to a sitting area to a spa tub in the bathroom, it is definitely a treat. The backyard is perfect for entertaining. It has a covered patio, sitting area around the built-in gas fire pit, a saltwater pool that is heated by solar, fruit trees and even a garden.
Pasadena | Updated Condominium
1127 East Del Mar Boulevard, 212 | $460,000
This unit has been beautifully updated with no expenses spared. It features a brand new, fully renovated bathroom with a brand new water heater and hallway additional storage. The living room has been updated with new recessed lights, resurfaced drywall for a modern look and brand new windows. The kitchen features brand-new appliances, RO filter connected to the fridge water supply for clean fresh water, smart recessed lights, and upgraded granite counter tops and tile. The bedroom features a custom closet from Closet Factory, handmade artisan closet doors and new windows as well. Additionally, it’s the only condo in Casa Pasadena that has its own brand-new Daikin Minisplit system (separate from the aging central AC system), which provides dual heating and cooling capabilities in the bedroom and living room at almost unnoticeable noise levels.