Ad Astra, a two-house compound that was once part of a larger ranch, centers on an elegant Southern Colonial Revival main residence designed by renowned architect Paul Williams. A classic red barn/garage/artist's studio and an updated 1892 Victorian guesthouse that harks back to the homestead's early days are also on the two-acre site.
Location: 4914 Alta Canyada Road, La Cañada Flintridge 91011
Asking price: $5.895 million
Years built: 1925 main house, 1892 guesthouse
Main house: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 5,971 square feet
Guesthouse: Two bedrooms, one bathroom, 1,380 square feet
Lot size: 2.07 acres
Features: Vaulted ceilings, ceiling medallions, butler's pantry, expansive porch and terrace space, pool and waterslide, tennis court, putting green, outdoor entertainment pavilion
About the area: Last year, 280 single-family homes sold in the 91011 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.31 million, according to CoreLogic DataQuick. That was an 8.3% price increase from 2013.
Agents: Boyd Smith, (626) 755-1669, and Matt Littell, (626) 755-4428, both with Podley Properties, and Aason Alms, (626) 399-4696, Partners Trust