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541 Foothill

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Nestled against the picturesque foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Sierra Madre is beloved for the quaint atmosphere and charming town center. Close to wonderful hiking trails, the city offers access to the best of the natural wonders of the region.

Retro Split Level in an idyllic setting on a quiet cul-de-sac. The practical design offers staggered living on three levels, suitable for many different lifestyles. The
low-pitched roof and deep-set eaves give the home an asymmetrical façade.

3 Bedrooms  |  2 Bathrooms  |  1,641 sqft  |  7,868 sqft lot

Homes Reimagined Modern Living, and Remain Relevant Today

On a Friday afternoon in the spring, a small group wandered below a canopy of towering eucalyptus trees in an idyllic and sun dappled Southern California yard. The Pacific Ocean below sparkled a dazzling shade of blue, birds chirped and sang overhead, and cheerful bright orange poppies blanketed a nearby hillside embankment.

The crowd was here to take a self-guided tour of the Eames House, an architectural marvel of glass and steel, built by Charles Eames and his wife, Ray, in the late-1940s. The couple moved into the property on Christmas Eve 1949, and continued to live and work there for more than a quarter century until their deaths. In 2004, the couple’s step-daughter, who then owned the house, gave it as a gift to the non-profit Eames Foundation, which she founded in part to protect it. In 2006, it was declared a National Historic Landmark.

The house, situated on a Pacific Palisades bluff, north of Santa Monica and south of Malibu, is “unselfconscious,” “created in its own little world, screened all around by trees, foliage and hills,” which serve as a “shock absorber,” according to the description of the property in the December 1945 issue of Arts & Architecture magazine. It was here that the Eames House was introduced as part of the magazine’s famed Case Study Houses program, for which publisher John Entenza commissioned major architects of the day to design and build affordable and efficient model homes meant to address the mid-century housing boom and serve as a template for how returning GIs and their families wanted to live after World War II.

Between 1945 and 1966, 36 homes were designed and 25 were built—most of them in Los Angeles. The Eames House—Case Study House #8—is one of two that has nonprofit status, and is eagerly toured by architecture buffs from around the world. The other is Pierre Koening’s iconic Stahl House—Case Study House #22—which overlooks the city’s expanse from a point of remove in the Hollywood Hills.

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427 BARBADOS DRIVE

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$650,000 – 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,520sqft, 7,317sf lot This lovely single-level home on a quiet cul-de-sac has been updated with all new flooring, newer windows and is freshly painted with decorator colors. The formal entry opens to the great room that boasts a Spanish-influenced fireplace, flanked by windows. The adjacent kitchen is flooded with natural light. It opens to the fully enclosed private backyard, which features fruit trees and plenty of space for the kids to play. The large eating area opens to the covered porch, perfect for alfresco dining. The master suite is large with an updated bathroom, featuring marble floors and a walk-in shower. Don’t miss the hidden vanity table! The two additional bedrooms are on a separate wing and share a hallway bathroom.

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Just Listed | For Lease
389 Linda Vista Avenue | Pasadena

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$6,000/month

Fully furnished short-term lease on Linda Vista, near the Rose Bowl. This home features soaring ceilings and an open floor plan. Formal living room with fireplace, dining room and adjacent family room all open onto the wonderful backyard. The kitchen is light and bright with upscale appliances including dual ovens and SubZero refrigerator. The bedroom wing includes three bedrooms and three bathrooms, including an oversized master suite that opens to the expansive and very private backyard. There is  heated pool and spa with separate pool house, that features a ¾ bath. The gated home is setback from the street for ultimate privacy.

4 Bedrooms  |  2 Baths  |  2,750 sqft  |  18,197 sqft Lot
Buyer Testimonial for 1207 Holliston

Recently I had the pleasure of having Nancy represent me in a real estate transaction. I consider myself knowledgeable in real estate matters having been through many real estate transactions in the past. I found Nancy to be exceptionally astute and her advice to me was invaluable. She is a total pro and knows the macro and micro real estate markets of the San Gabriel Valley market. Every step of the process she provided me with advice that was very helpful and appreciated. She guided me through possible pitfalls that I did not recognize. She was available when needed seven days a week.  I am so grateful that I hired Nancy to help me with my recent purchase. I would recommend Nancy without reservation.

Tom Beck.

New Ordinance for Rentals in LA?

Did you hear there’s a new Ordinance in Los Angeles regarding short term rentals? It addresses people hosting on Airbnb and other rental platforms for vacation stays and short terms rentals. Ordinance took effect July 1, 2019.

Here are the highlights

1. Hosts must register their property and pay a fee.

2. Only ONE property may be registered at one time

3. Must be the owner’s primary residence, meaning they live there 180 days a year.

4. Yearly rental period of 120 days

5. Rent-stabilized units may not be used for home-sharing purposes
Read here for a recent article on Curbed LA.

Click here to go to the City of LA website for the official version.

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Luxury on a lake in the middle of Pasadena: fully furnished rental

1260 La Loma Road :: Pasadena
$16,320/month

 

Situated on Johnston Lake in prestigious south San Rafael, this grand Craftsman, designed by architect Doug Ewing, was built in 2006/7. With stunning views of Johnston Lake and “the Meadow”, the idyllic setting is truly magnificent. The home features a great room boasting 18’ ceilings, a boulder fireplace, and wood beamed ceiling, all open to the view beyond. The magnificent master suite with fireplace, elegant bath and huge WIC, rivals any 6-star hotel. Natural materials, large windows and indoor-outdoor ambiance make this Progressive style home light and airy. The home fully embraces the site and wraps around mature oak and sycamore trees. Tenant pays internet, television, gas, electric, water, $575/quarter Brookmere HOA fee. Landlord pays gardening, alarm.

  • 5,100 sq. ft. total living space (per owner)  |  26,000 sq. ft. double wide lot
  • Separate furnished guest house with kitchen & bath
  • 4 bedrooms, all en-suite plus den
  • Formal dining room with Tiffany chandelier
  • Meticulously designed landscaped grounds
  • Multiple patios overlooking the lake
  • Brookmere HOA includes use of pool & the “Meadow”
  • Security Deposit: $24,000

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Off Market: Luxury on a Lake in Pasadena

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1260 La Loma Road :: Pasadena.

$16,320/month.

Situated on Johnston Lake in prestigious south San Rafael, this grand Craftsman, designed by architect Doug Ewing, was built in 2006/7. With stunning views of Johnston Lake and “the Meadow”, the idyllic setting is truly magnificent. The home features a great room boasting 18’ ceilings, a boulder fireplace, and wood beamed ceiling, all open to the view beyond. The magnificent master suite with fireplace, elegant bath and huge WIC, rivals any 6-star hotel. Natural materials, large windows and indoor-outdoor ambiance make this Progressive style home light and airy. The home fully embraces the site and wraps around mature oak and sycamore trees.
  • 5,100 sq. ft. total living space (per owner)  |  26,000 sq. ft. double wide lot
  • Separate furnished guest house with kitchen & bath
  • 4 bedrooms, all en-suite plus den
  • Formal dining room with Tiffany chandelier
  • Meticulously designed landscaped grounds
  • Multiple patios overlooking the lake
  • Brookmere HOA includes use of pool & the “Meadow”
  • Security Deposit: $24,000
Tenant pays internet, television, gas, electric, water, $575/quarter Brookmere HOA fee.
Landlord pays gardening, alarm.