Lately, I’ve found myself traveling east to west through Altadena quite a bit.  I had two listings recently close, both on Altadena Drive.  While they are located in the same city, on the same street, the properties couldn’t be more different.  And that’s something I love about Altadena.  Both buyers will live and work in their new homes.  Listen to their stories.

A picture is worth 1000 words – 2018 E Altadena Dr

This mid-century home at 2018 E Altadena Drive attracted multiple offers but one was chosen above all the others. The new owners include a photographer, who will utilize both the home and the grounds for her photo sessions. The dramatic lines of this mid-century home along with the serene backyard with native landscaping, towering trees, fabulous pool, and the dramatic mountains will offer special backdrops for her photo shoots.  Truly the ultimate work-home solution. If you felt that peaceful neighborhoods and verdant grounds are a thing of the past, this neighborhood will dispel those thoughts.

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Music is the soul of life – 834 W Altadena Dr

The second property is located on the far west side of Altadena, in close proximity to JPL and the numerous hiking trails that wind along the stream beds through Angeles National Forest.  Altadena has long been popular with musicians, writer and artists. It is loved for its peacefulness and country-feel. This part of Altadena has a surprising history: homes in this area were originally known as “Ranchitos”.  There is a special “Equestrian Overlay” as a hold-over from this era of ranchers, and to this day you can see locals riding their horses along the streets, returning to the stables. Nowadays these homes appeal to “urban farmers” who are looking for space to garden and get back to nature.

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The new owner of this special home is a well-known musician from the Netherlands. Click here to view his interview on TV regarding his experience of buying a home and what made him choose 834 W Altadena Drive.

Here’s a link to 50 famous residents of Altadena!

Each pocket and neighborhood is special and unique!