The Pinney House was built in the late 1800s as a hotel where visitors from the East could stay while making land purchases. The structure's three-story tower offered a view of the railway station, a mile away, so the proprietor would know when the train had arrived. Later a sanatorium, a boarding house, apartments and a filming location, the property is now a single-family house restored in keeping with the period ambience.
225 N. Lima St., Sierra Madre 91024
In 2002 for $1.3 million
Samuel and Joseph Cather Newsom
10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 10,000 square feet
Nearly half an acre
Living room, dining room and parlor fireplaces, library, sun room, first floor studio, loft-like attic living quarters, front veranda, English-style garden.
About the area:
Last year, 84 single-family homes sold in the 91024 ZIP Code at a median price of $690,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 10% decrease from the 2011 median.
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Katherine Orth, (626) 355-2384, and Judy Webb-Martin, (626) 355-2384, Podley Properties