Frozen in Time: 3 Masterfully Preserved Abodes From L.A. to Coachella Valley


Walking into a home that has stood the test of time can feel akin to holding a mirror up to the past—our architectural and design past, to be exact. In this week’s Home of the Week, we introduce three properties that have maintained their original style and likeness, including decades-old decor, yet have also counterbalanced those features with modern amenities (such as subterranean parking) fit for today’s lifestyle. From a pre-war estate in Hancock Park to a Coachella Valley Craftsman-style cabin, these homes have been masterfully frozen in time.

308 North Sycamore Avenue


Interior design elements reflective of Paris, Rome, and New York reign over this pre-war corner residence in Hancock Park. Originally built in 1928, the home resides inside of a building that was deemed an L.A. historic monument in 2009, which only adds to its architectural allure.


Throughout the home’s 2,154 square feet of interiors are ornate details such as French and Art Deco-style doors with large centered knobs and a marbled and mirrored dual vanity bathroom in the generous master suite.

308 North Sycamore Avenue #206 is offered at $1,795,000 and listed with the Segal & Ojeda team.

85 North Madison Avenue


Welcome to Madison Avenue in Pasadena, the site of Barcelona of Pasadena wherein lies this 1922 Italian-Style corner penthouse boasting rich and historic architectural details.


The interior spaces are marked with arched entryways crowned with transom windows, original tile floors and wallpaper, and authentic hardware from Pasadena Architectural Salvage. Enjoy scenic city and mountain views from a charming balcony, as well as being located in the heart of the historic Playhouse District and adjacent to Old Pasadena.

85 North Madison Avenue #46 is offered at $588,000 and listed with Giusy Mele-Brown.

53225 Toll Gate Road


What’s more idyllic than a 1954 Craftsman-Style Cabin nestled amongst the tall pines and sweet smelling cedars of Idyllwild? This two-level home welcomes you with handcrafted Douglas Fir doors exterior doors and an extended redwood deck that showcases the surrounding mountainscape. While the lower level is fully sheathed in cedar, the upper level features exposed redwood beams and pristine pine paneling to elevate that rustic, “be one with nature” look.


53225 Toll Gate Road is offered at $350,000 and listed with the Roland & Candace team.

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