Home of the Week: Mediterranean Revival in Altadena

This gated Mediterranean Revival estate belies its multiple functions. Behind the elegant two-story house lies an urban farm complete with vegetable gardens, an orchard and the occasional chicken. A more than 950-square-foot garage with steel-and-glass roll-up doors is a light-filled art studio.

Location: 1691 E. Mendocino St., Altadena 91101

Asking price: $2,495,000

Year built: 1927

House size: Five bedrooms, six bathrooms, 4,906 square feet

Lot size: 29,700 square feet

Features: Formal entry with ornate tile stairs, wood plank floors, arched doorways, beamed ceilings, formal dining room, family room, breakfast room, butler’s pantry, updated kitchen and bathrooms, laundry room, balconies, pool, spa

About the area: In the first half of the year, 160 single-family homes sold in the 91101 ZIP Code at a median price of $445,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 7.6% decrease from the median during the first half of 2010.


Listing agent: Ted Clark, Deasy/Penner & Partners, Pasadena, (626) 683-0777

—Lauren Beale

To submit a candidate for Home of the Week, send high-resolution color photos on a CD, written permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to Lauren Beale, Business, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Send questions to To see more photos of this and previously featured homes, go to