Casa Andalusia circa 1926. This Spanish-Colonial with Moorish influences is an Altadena treasure on nearly a half acre lot dotted with oak trees. Designed by Maurice Swetland, the son of a New York publisher responsible for American Architect magazine, this 5BR/5BA estate is filled with original details & period finishes such as Saltillo tile flooring, original wall sconces and original bathroom tile. Grand scale can be found throughout including the living room with cathedral-beamed ceiling, a formal dining room that connects to a loggia and den, and a family room with wet bar and built-in bookshelves. Spacious kitchen with center island and soapstone countertops. Great layout with guest bedroom and 2 baths downstairs & 4 bedrooms and 3 baths upstairs. Incredible outdoor entertaining spaces including multiple patios with 3 outdoor fireplaces, large grassy yard and gorgeous newer pool and spa. 3-car garage & greenhouse. A true generational home to be cherished for years to come.
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Spanish Clay Tile
Tree Top View
Main Floor Bedroom
2 Full Baths
3 Three Quarter Baths
Laundry Area In Unit
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Available for Lease
Garage - Three Door
Sharing historic grandeur with Pasadena, Altadena is known for history, tradition, and the charm of an old-fashioned community with the bonus of incredible Los Angeles views.
Real Estate: Altadena real estate has a rich architectural history with many beautiful older homes. You can also find bungalows and mid-century modern homes for sale here.
Community Life: Farnsworth Park offers beautiful views of the Los Angeles skyline. The two-story stone community building was completed in 1934 and has been used as a banquet hall. There is also an outdoor amphitheater for concerts and plays. The Farmers’ Market is held on Wednesdays afternoons.
Education: Altadena is served by the Pasadena Unified School District. Local elementary schools include Altadena Elementary School and Odyssey Charter School. Local private schools include Fair Oaks Academy, Saint Marks, and the Pasadena Waldorf School.
Transportation: Altadena is reached by the 210 freeway. It is served by several Metro local bus lines.
Local Attractions: Altadena is famous for its holiday displays. Christmas Tree Lane has been a holiday attraction since 1920 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Balian Mansion puts on a very notable display. The Mount Lowe Railway site, once the spot for a scenic tourist line is now a popular hiking trail. The ruins of the Cobb Estate lead to a hiking trail to the White City, the ruins of the resort once at the top of the Mount Lowe Railway.
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