This hidden oasis designed by renowned architect Harold J Bissner is a masterful study in bringing the surrounding landscape into the interior. Private and gated with mountain views, it sits on more than half an acre of professionally landscaped grounds in the coveted Altadena Country Club area.The home graciously opens to the front and side yards where the natural features are the most compelling. Five spectacular sycamore trees frame views of the mountains and a magnificent rock wall, thought to be part of a turn of the century Tennis Club. Over the years, these grounds have been the site of many television commercials.A path surrounded by white azaleas leads to the entry. To the right is an open living/dining room with fireplace, filled with windows. To the left a library/den w 3 walls of windows and a door to a large patio.The kitchen was recently remodeled with quartz counters and stainless steel appliances. There are 2 bedroom suites and the third bedroom accesses the bath off the hallway. There are 2 additional patios, one off the kitchen for al fresco dining and one with a hot tub off the bedroom suite. A vegetable garden with raised planters and a 3 car garage with bonus storage and a complete this sequestered sanctuary.
Sharing historic grandeur with Pasadena, Altadena is known for history, tradition, and the charm of an old-fashioned community with the bonus of incredible Los Angeles views.
Real Estate: Altadena real estate has a rich architectural history with many beautiful older homes. You can also find bungalows and mid-century modern homes for sale here.
Community Life: Farnsworth Park offers beautiful views of the Los Angeles skyline. The two-story stone community building was completed in 1934 and has been used as a banquet hall. There is also an outdoor amphitheater for concerts and plays. The Farmers’ Market is held on Wednesdays afternoons.
Education: Altadena is served by the Pasadena Unified School District. Local elementary schools include Altadena Elementary School and Odyssey Charter School. Local private schools include Fair Oaks Academy, Saint Marks, and the Pasadena Waldorf School.
Transportation: Altadena is reached by the 210 freeway. It is served by several Metro local bus lines.
Local Attractions: Altadena is famous for its holiday displays. Christmas Tree Lane has been a holiday attraction since 1920 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Balian Mansion puts on a very notable display. The Mount Lowe Railway site, once the spot for a scenic tourist line is now a popular hiking trail. The ruins of the Cobb Estate lead to a hiking trail to the White City, the ruins of the resort once at the top of the Mount Lowe Railway.
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