Have a look at this lovely Altadena home that went into escrow in just under a week on the market.

Situated near the hiking trails of the San Gabriel Mountains, and in close proximity to JPL,  this home offers a wonderful juxtaposition of rural serenity with urban amenities.

This charming, light-filled home honors the original details, but with a fresh approach.  The front portion has two bedrooms, a full bath, a great room with mountain views & kitchen. A few steps lead to the expansive lower level with a spacious primary bedroom and a glorious family room with a vaulted wood ceiling.

At the end of the day, retire to the back patio, surrounded by native plants and gorgeous raised garden beds.  This home also offers a converted garage, designed for a musician, artist or home office.

The neighborhood boasts an interesting history.  The homes in this area were originally known as “Ranchitos”.  Many are California-style ranch homes with large lots to encompass space for horse stables.  These homes appealed to urban ranchers who were looking for space to garden and raise horses.  Still, to this day, you’ll see locals riding their horses on the neighborhood streets and through the Arroyo Seco trails.