Home of the Week: A California classic in a park-like Altadena setting


Surrounded by mature trees, this single-story traditional home in Altadena has that Mayberry vibe. Layers of gardens and landscaping contribute to the leafy green setting, which encompasses about an acre. The well-kept 1920s home is accompanied by a separate guest house and multiple outdoor spaces such as a poolside kitchen, a fireplace and thoughtful meditation areas.

The details

Location: 1905 Midlothian Drive, Altadena, 91001

Asking price: $2.995 million

Built: 1928

Living area: 4,888 square feet, six bedrooms, 5.25 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.83 of an acre

Features: Formal entry; arched doorways; picture windows; hardwood floors; living room with beamed ceiling and fireplace; wet bar; formal dining room; updated kitchen; den; covered patio with outdoor kitchen; swimming pool and spa; meditation areas; guest house; gardens; mature landscaping/gardens


About the area: In the 91001 ZIP Code, based on 38 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in November was $803,000, an 8.4% increase compared with the same month last year, according to CoreLogic.

Agents: Kevin Bourland, Compass, (213) 407-4754

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