January 27, 2021, 11:50 am
Virtually explore a charming Cape Cod style cottage in La Cañada Flintridge and a distinctive Craftsman estate in Altadena. Then check out a smart Lincoln Heights Spanish bungalow complete with outdoor entertaining areas and an urban farm offering a bounty of edible flora. There’s all that and more just waiting for you to virtually visit.
La Cañada Flintridge | Cape Cod Cottage with Guest House
4740 Hampton Road | $1,995,000
Welcome to the most charming cottage this side of Cape Cod, offering the rare chance to own one of the few properties in La Cañada Flintridge with a fully permitted, separate guest house to rent out or use yourself. This beautiful, Craig Stoddard-designed cottage was newly built in 2000 and lovingly lived in by one owner who wanted to downsize from their larger home. It features beamed ceilings, a great room with hardwood floors and gourmet kitchen; a custom stone gas fireplace, spacious dining area big enough for a large table to enjoy the holidays; and a main level primary bedroom suite complete with outsized closet. The first story has an additional den with attached bathroom complete with oversized tub. The entry features a two-story bookcase on both walls and French design tile floor. Upstairs are two further bedrooms and full bath for guests or children, all carpeted and cozy. In 2001 an addition of approximately 163 square feet (per seller) was added to build out the main bedroom and closet. The downstairs kitchen and master bath and closet were updated in 2016. The original guest house in back was remodeled in 1999 for the owners to live in while the main house was being constructed. It features a beamed living room with dining area and brick fireplace, a kitchen, large bedroom with attached full bath and built-in closets, laundry hamper and stacked washer and dryer.
Altadena | 1916 Craftsman Estate
2065 East Altadena Drive | $1,999,000
Welcome to a grand Altadena estate that is just waiting to be rediscovered and reimagined. The six bedroom, six bath residence, with an additional two bedroom chauffeur’s suite over the garage, has been held by the same owners for almost half a century. The home, built in 1916, has been attributed to the Foss Designing and Building Company, who were sought-after builders during this period of architectural revival and who have done several notable homes in our country club neighborhood. The level of craftsmanship throughout showcases the care and attention seen during the Arts and Crafts movement where there was a push for handcrafted design married with natural, not machine-made, materials such as stone, brick, stained glass and wood. This is seen throughout the house via its exterior stepped plaster columns, interior hand-milled woodwork as well as the wide staircase, framed by geometric cut-outs, on the decorative balusters. The living area is wrapped in viewing areas including the large front, arched veranda, a light-filled, sun porch, a center atrium and a long, upper-level sleeping porch. In addition, there are hardwood floors, period fixtures, tall crown molding and custom built-ins. Another surprising amenity is a fully designed recording studio that is awaiting finishing touches and customization. Perched on an expansive corner lot, the home is sited on a gently sloped knoll that offers incredible panoramic views of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains that rise in the background.
Los Feliz | Turnkey Residential Compound
4548 Melbourne Avenue | $2,299,000
Turnkey Live+Work Compound restored by Obra Design. Gated, private, Cape Cod main house with master sleeping barn and either office or second bedroom, set in the back of the property with a lush yard. Two one bedroom units with a common garden and entertaining space. This layout makes it a great owner user live/work compound or income property. Three onsite parking spaces. One block to shops and cafes on Vermont and Hillhurst makes this especially desirable. Property can be sold with furnishings – sold separately.
Sierra Madre | Contemporary Craftsman-Style
21 East Alegria Avenue | $1,139,000
Tucked at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in a private enclave of four newer (2008) homes, this Contemporary Craftsman-style residence gives opportunity for safe haven. Thoughtfully upgraded and lovingly maintained by the original owners, it presents as an oasis where the comfort keeps coming. The floor plan flows seamlessly from living room to dining room, kitchen, breakfast area and family room. Custom cabinetry enhances the dining room and family room. In addition to the second floor master bedroom and bath, there are three en-suite bedrooms which afford many options: bedroom, home office, gym, library/study, etc. The enclosed patio and garden with its stunning, drought-resistant plantings envelop the visitor in a cocoon of peace. There are several areas to entertain or simply sit in silence and absorb the calm. Close proximity to the charming Sierra Madre Village where you can enjoy coffee or a meal. Roam the many hiking trails that are just a stone’s throw away. As many yearn for community and space and rethink the suburbs, this home covers all of the bases.
Lincoln Heights | Spanish Bungalow with Urban Farm
4108 1/2 Supreme Court | $649,500
Beautiful, light filled two bed, one bath updated Spanish Bungalow with separate studio. Sited on a terraced urban farm nestled between two undeveloped hillsides in a surprisingly rural pocket of Northeast LA, yet minutes from DTLA, Highland Park, Pasadena, Ascot and Debs Park and more. The main house features newly restored double-hung windows, a fully-functional wood burning fireplace, and hardwood flooring throughout. The Santorini-inspired bathroom is set with Fez tile, a walk-in shower, Japanese-style soaking tub and bronze fixtures. The stand-alone artist’s studio provides generous light, views and an ideal setting for work from home. The detached one-car garage allows for ample storage and workshop space. Meanwhile, the fully developed property affords a multitude of outdoor entertaining areas. The front patio offers an extension of the living room featuring a fire pit and plenty of room for entertaining. Up a small flight of steps on the studio level is a pergola for outdoor dining, shaded by a towering avocado tree. Three additional terraces offer distinct outdoor options for gardening and entertaining including a generous chicken run. All this amidst an urban farm setting that provides the owners fresh avocados, oranges, lemons, limes, pomegranates, apples, grapefruits, figs, cherries fresh herbs, tomatoes, greens, succulents and native plants. Add to that, rain barrels, composting, a living wall of succulents and loads of other nutrient-rich garden space. This unique property is truly one of a kind.
Rancho Cucamonga | Rancho Contemporary
13935 Bradbury Way | $755,000
Sharp two-story contemporary on an impressive 18,275 sqft lot featuring a sparkling pool and spa, large covered patio, expansive lawn areas and sport court. Step inside the double door entry to the sunlit living and dining rooms with soaring ceilings and clerestory windows. Ceramic tile floors accent the downstairs living areas. Center island kitchen with breakfast nook is appointed with stainless appliances and opens to the family room. Sliding patio doors provide access to your private back yard resort with foothill views. A guest bedroom, full bath and laundry room are conveniently located on the first floor. Large master suite has vaulted ceilings and luxurious bath with double sink vanities, soaking tub and walk-in shower with new frameless glass door. Two additional bedrooms are serviced by a full hall bath with double sink vanity. Upgrades include new interior paint and carpeting, updated HVAC system and attic insulation, whole house fan, tankless water heater, and epoxy floor in the attached three car garage. Solar system installed 2013 keeps energy costs to a minimum. Located in the excellent Etiwanda School District and a short drive to the many shops and restaurants of Victoria Gardens.
West Covina | Turnkey Pool Home
805 North Nora Avenue | $725,000
Welcome to this turnkey home in an adorable neighborhood, ready for you to move right in. This spacious, recently updated West Covina gem features brand new kitchen appliances, newer roof and paint (2017), big living spaces and lots of room for outdoor entertainment with an in-ground pool and spa. Ready for a dip? Step out the back or side door to your own private oasis. Got toys? The clean, semi-finished attached garage has room for two cars and the extra long driveway has plenty of extra parking. Sturdy, wrought-iron gates provide extra security on both sides of the home and the landscaped yard has been professionally maintained.