This gated Mediterranean style estate is located at 1369 E  Altadena Drive in Altadena, CA. It was designed in 1915 by celebrated architect Reginald Johnson. It is situated on 1-1/2 acres of mature landscaped grounds with tranquil gardens, sheltering oaks, and mountain views. A loggia leads to the front entrance with double doors. Elegant details include limestone floors, soaring ceilings, spiraling pillars, wrought iron balconies, Venetian plaster walls, and oversized windows and French doors. There is 12,828 square feet of living space with 8 bedrooms, 4 full and 4 half bathrooms, 2-story atrium foyer with wraparound 2nd floor balcony, formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, solarium, library, billiards room and 3-car garage. Outdoor features include a living area with fireplace, swimming pool with spa and a guest house. It is listed at $4,600,000.

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  • Daniel

    Hmm. Some of it has that 1915 charm, but a lot looks like it has been updated to look like something you’d see in a Fauxterranean cookie-cutter home. I’d prefer the home in Lake Forest Brian linked to yesterday.




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  • Grrrowler

    I saw the headline about a 1915 Mediterranean estate and got excited. When I looked at the interior pics I was so disappointed. It looks like a good deal of the original character is still there, but it’s buried under some hideous wall and ceiling treatments. It would make a good project to restore it to some of its former glory, but it’s kind of sad right now.




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  • Joejoe509

    I actually like it. I think the old world charm comes in just enough to give it some flair. That’s not to say you couldn’t “restore” it with a qualified designer to bring out the charm a little more. But if you go too far I think this house will end up looking too stuffy and dated really quickly. Some better paint/stucco and some better furnishing would go a long way. Overall I probably really enjoy this home as a comfortable vacation home.




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