House hunting in the SGV? Look no further, as we have a fresh crop of listings all priced under $2,000,000. There’s an estate in Arcadia complete with mountain views and high ceilings all situated on almost half an acre of land. There’s a little something for everyone with homes ranging from Mid-Century Modern to Spanish style and even an English cottage.
Arcadia | The Armstrong Estate, Roland E. Coate
1019 Don Pablo Drive | $1,888,000
Set at the end of a cul-de-sac is the 4,963 square foot home known as The Armstrong Estate. Lionel M. Armstrong, a powerful business executive and investor, commissioned Roland E. Coate, the renowned “architect to the stars”, to build this Monterey Colonial style home for his young wife and family in 1927. Sitting on almost half an acre of land, this home was built for entertaining with its large formal living room spilling out to a charming leisure room and then out to the spacious backyard. Coate’s trademark design of high ceilings and numerous windows is evident throughout the house. With five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a powder room, Armstrong Estate does not lack space. The dining room, complete with a butler’s pantry and lined with a wall of windows, makes hosting friends or family easy while remaining elegant. For smaller, more casual get-togethers, head to the warmth of the library with its adjoining bar. Tucked quietly away from the entertaining rooms are two bedrooms and a bathroom awaiting guests or perhaps an au pair to enjoy. Upstairs, which is easily accessed by one of the two separate staircases, are two more bedrooms sharing a bathroom, and the master retreat. The master retreat includes a spacious bedroom with mountain views, a bathroom and a closet – big enough to please the most discerning fashionista. Adding to the space of this house is the very large basement, a well-thought-out detail of Armstrong and Coate’s collaboration, but an unexpected bonus for homes built today.
Pasadena | Mid-Century Modern | Kinneloa Canyon Estates
2044 Cricklewood Path | $1,749,000
Find Modernist architecture in Pasadena’s gated Kinneloa Canyon Estates neighborhood with this spectacular 1966 mid-century home designed by Dwight K. Anderson and Frank L Walton. Vaulted beamed ceilings and full height picture windows reveal expansive views of greater Pasadena and Los Angeles. The entry opens to a great room formed by a formal living room with original stone fireplace and terrazzo flooring, dining room, family room with a mid-century cone fireplace, and kitchen with separate wet bar. The stylized kitchen is updated with newer renovated cabinets, quartz counters, stove top, tile flooring and generous pantry. The main floor includes a large bedroom with attached private bathroom and dressing area as well as a second bedroom. Both bedrooms allow access to the spacious exterior upper deck providing gorgeous sunset views. There is also a third bedroom complete with a private patio and separate entrance, another full bath and two-car garage featuring a stunning modern glass door. Downstairs boasts a large second family room, wet bar and bonus office/exercise room that flow out to the backyard featuring a beautiful turquoise pool and fire pit, perfect for Southern California indoor/outdoor living. Completing the downstairs is a half bath and laundry room. Bamboo and polished concrete floors compliment the rest of the home.
Pasadena | Remodeled Storybook Cottage
410 South Meridith Avenue | $1,499,000
Beautifully remodeled and updated, this English Cottage originally built in 1926 charms you the moment you round the corner on South Meridith Avenue. Vintage street lamps, delicate Eugenias, and whimsical topiary landscaping adorn the neighborhood and complement this Storybook style home. Enter the formal living room with a fireplace, where the open floor plan guides you to the dining room and kitchen. The masterfully remodeled kitchen is sure to inspire any home chef with its custom grey cabinets, marbleized countertops, and chic glass and stone backsplash. Curved entrances and rounded ceilings add to the charm and offer an intuitive flow throughout the home. Three spacious bedrooms, one en-suite, two bathrooms complete this turnkey residence. Updates include newer flooring throughout, newer dual pane windows, newer copper plumbing, electrical panel, recessed lighting, central air and heating, newer landscaping, including a custom driveway, and a roof. A bonus California basement is the perfect office space, quiet and separate. Enjoy all the amenities that Pasadena has to offer, Caltech, PCC, and The Huntington Gardens are all right outside your door.
Pasadena | Private Estate with Views
3118 East Villa Knolls Drive | $1,895,000
As soon as you pull into the long driveway, this private estate with sweeping city and mountain views will take your breath away. One of a kind, and custom built, with floor to ceiling windows in every room, you will experience the most amazing sunrises and gorgeous sunsets. As you enter into the home, you are greeted by a show stopping living room which boasts a limestone fireplace and stunning views. The dining room is accented with custom hardware and a wet bar. A brand new kitchen with a custom island and beautiful finishes is a perfect gathering spot and effortlessly leads into a breakfast room and the back deck. The home offers three expansive rooms in addition to a flex room, perfect as an office, a guest room or gym. A guest suite on the bottom level has its own entrance. The master suite includes a his and her dressing area, a beautiful veranda, a cedar closet and a soaking tub that looks into a relaxing zen garden. Resting on over a half an acre of land, this estate offers unparalleled privacy, and yet is moments away from all of life’s necessities.
Pasadena | 1924 Spanish View Home
540 Alta Vista Avenue | $1,995,000
1920s era Spanish home in the tree-studded hills of South Pasadena highlights its Mediterranean Villa roots via a landscaped courtyard, fountain and tile roof. Roomy double balconies and garden areas offer panoramic vistas over South Pasadena to the Colorado Street bridge, Pasadena and the San Gabriel mountains. The two-story home is connected by an elegant wide staircase. Each floor features two bedrooms and a bath with large open-plan living and dining rooms anchored by flex spaces featuring beautiful fireplaces – one a stunning Batchelder-style. Refinished hardwood floors, arched doorways, tall ceilings, French doors, terra-cotta tile flooring, subway tile and vintage stove are just some of the period details that make for timeless style and beautiful living. Under the garage which is located at street level is a bonus room just awaiting your imagination to become a home office, workout room, play room just steps from the kitchen and outdoor dining area. With the indoor-outdoor flow, flexible spaces, one den already set up as a home school/office, and many garden areas – including a charming tree house – this home is perfect for the needs of today. Close to Highland Park, Old Town Pasadena, the Arroyo, hiking, restaurants, shops, horse stable and freeways, all in a city known for its schools.
Monrovia | Updated Traditional
536 Norumbega Drive | $1,498,000
Tucked away in the foothills of Monrovia, this three bedroom, two and a half bath home awaits you. Passing through the tranquil, immaculately cared for gardens, you step up onto a covered porch that welcomes you into this truly captivating home. Passing through the doorway you are bathed in sunshine from the many windows which illuminate the warmth and craftsmanship of this home. Freshly painted inside and out, attention to detail is noticeable here with well placed crown molding, built-ins and recessed ceilings throughout. Hardwood floors are strategically placed for durability, while carpet softens rooms like the grand master suite which has its own generous walk-in closet and spa-like bathroom. The spacious living room and dining room lend themselves well to entertaining, while the modern open kitchen with breakfast nook spills out to the family room that is wired for surround sound for those times you want to get cozy and watch a movie or just relax. Through the back glass door the meticulously cared for garden continues to shine. A large covered patio with two ceiling fans surrounded by grassy play areas and mature landscape makes for great outdoor entertaining. The beautiful landscape lighting allows for your parties to seamlessly continue into the evening. Additional features include two HVAC systems for the living spaces and bedrooms, Arlo security system, large attics, fire sprinklers and drip irrigation in both the front and rear yards.
Sierra Madre | Turnkey Bungalow
280 East Sierra Madre Boulevard | $1,439,000
This special, turnkey and stylish home has much more than meets the eye. The single-level, custom built home boasts an open floor plan with abundance of living space with four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, separate living/gathering areas and a gourmet kitchen with quartz counters, large central Island, custom cabinets and high quality appliances. This home has a lovely master suite with spa like master bath and walk-in closet, second bedroom with en-suite, as well as two additional bedrooms with shared bathroom. The backyard provides you with privacy for relaxation and a generous patio for outdoor living and dining. The large front yard and covered porch offer countless opportunities for fun visits with friends and neighbors, front row seats to the famous Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade and mountain views. This beautiful home is nestled in the charming and welcoming community of Sierra Madre, within close distance to our quaint village and all its restaurants, parks and entertainment.
La Verne | Gated Foothills Estate
7136 Melinda Lane | $1,300,000
Distinctive custom home located on a private gated street in North La Verne, offering a picturesque setting on over one half acre of heavenly grounds. This modern two-story residence exudes curb appeal with leaded glass windows and decorative half-timbering exterior accents. Step inside the gracious double door entry with a dramatic spiral staircase and porcelain tile plank floors. The formal living room with a raised hearth granite fireplace has hardwood flooring and one of many interior skylights. The chic industrial-style kitchen features a combination of metal finishes with professional grade appliances and work area, warm wood cabinetry and granite island bar. Adjoining family room enjoys the view from one of several sets of French doors that bring the outdoors in and allow for effortless entertaining options. Downstairs den provides a flexible space for work at home options with a scenic view of the rear yard and leaded double door entry. The upstairs bonus room is the ultimate hang out space for everyone and features a kitchenette with built in refrigerated drawers and sliding French doors to the balcony overlooking the rear yard with stairway access. This room may also serve as a guest/in law suite with its adjoining bath and bedroom. The master suite has a walk-in cedar lined closet, private balcony, and stylish master bath with dual console sinks, large walk-in shower and spa tub. Two additional bedrooms, a hall bath with free standing tub and laundry room complete the second floor. Expansive grounds offer foothill views and exceptional outdoor areas for the grandest of garden parties, including multiple flagstone patios, BBQ island and sparkling pool and spa with flagstone coping and deck accents.
Rancho Mission Viejo | Remodeled Two-Story
20 Formero Street | $1,748,000
Rancho Mission Viejo’s premier residence that captures the richness of the community, the Hilltop at Escencia. This exquisitely remodeled home with approximately $400,000 in upgrades offers 3,943 square feet with four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms and a casita. This model-perfect property is a Restoration Hardware-inspired masterpiece, blending elements of chic comfort with resort living on a generous 7,667 square foot lot. The sweeping open floor plan starts with an inviting game room with a built in custom bar that opens to the outdoor courtyard. As you stroll through your courtyard, you will find a luxurious casita which enjoys an outdoor fireplace and lounge area, its own heating/AC and is perfect for guest quarters. The spacious bright living room with a gorgeous custom wood panel wall featuring a fireplace and opening to the backyard that are perfect for indoor-outdoor entertaining. The gourmet chef’s kitchen features a polished, oversized, one-of-a-kind marble island, custom tile backsplash and top-of-the line appliances with a built in Miele automated coffee and drink maker. The kitchen blends into the dining area with custom built in cabinetry. Relax in the comfort of your oversized master suite with his and hers walk-in closets and dual vanities. Three secondary bedroom and two en suites and bonus area to round out the second level. The backyard is an entertainer’s paradise, with a custom large California room, a custom built in BBQ area with bar seating, 42” alfresco BBQ with built in smoker and rotisserie, big green egg smoker, lots of dry storage, refrigerator and trash drawers. For your outdoor comfort, five electric heaters line the California room and a 106” outdoor projector for entertaining.