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JUST LISTED: Elegant Colonial Revival Home

We’ve just listed 579 East Poppyfields Drive in Altadena for $639,000. This charming Colonial Revival, built in 1938, is located on a large garden site in a quiet neighborhood near the foothills. Its light-filled floor plan offers three bedrooms, one and three-quarter baths, formal living room, remodeled kitchen, paneled dining room, service room and trellised porches. A spa-like bathroom in the master suite looks out onto the backyard and has a heated marble floor, dual vanities and high-end fixtures, plus a walk-in closet. Authentic period details — hardwood floors, multi-paned windows, original hardware, reproduction light fixtures and two fireplaces — are found throughout. Recent upgrades include copper plumbing, new electrical wiring and central heat & air. The professionally landscaped grounds feature a swimming pool with covered flagstone deck, drought-tolerant plantings, mature fruit trees and a rose garden.

Please visit for additional photos, a detailed floor plan and more information. And, stop by the Open House on Sunday, January 22nd, from 2 to 4 PM!

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JUST LISTED: Charming Spanish In Northeast Pasadena

We’ve just listed 2030 Jefferson Drive in Pasadena for $510,000. This lovely Spanish-style home, built in 1926, is located on a tree-lined street in a quiet northeast Pasadena neighborhood. It features two bedrooms, two full baths, formal dining room and an updated kitchen. The large master suite looks out onto the rear garden, and has ample closets and room for a home office or comfortable sitting area. Period details, including arched windows, broad front porch and hardwood floors, are found throughout. Recent upgrades include new central heat & air, fresh interior paint and new light fixtures. The beautifully landscaped yards offers room to play and garden, with grass areas surrounded by many flowering and fruiting plants.

Please visit our site,, for additional photos and details. And, stop by the Open Houses on Sunday, September 18th, from 2 to 4 PM, Tuesday, September 20th, from 10:30 AM to 1 PM, and Thursday, September 22nd, from 10 AM to 2 PM.


We’ve just listed 2125 East Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena for $639,000. This elegant Spanish Revival, built in 1928, is located in a highly desirable area of Northeast Pasadena. Both a gated courtyard entry and a private front patio connect the outside to the interior, where the classic floor plan offers three spacious bedrooms, one and three-quarter bathrooms, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen and separate laundry room. The step-down living room features a brick fireplace, barrel ceiling, arched doorways, and dramatic picture windows. The master bedroom has a lovely sitting area with French doors that lead out to the rear patio. Period details — hand-finished plaster, original fixtures, hardwood floors and multi-paned wood windows — are found throughout. Recent upgrades include central heat and air, copper plumbing and fresh paint. The back yard is fully-fenced and has numerous fruit trees and mature plantings, plus a detached double garage.

Here is an exceptional opportunity to own a near-original character home.

Visit our site,, for additional information and photos. And, please stop by the Open Houses on Tuesday, August 16th, from 10:30 to 2, Thursday, August 18th, from 10 to 2, and Sunday, August 21st, from 2 to 4!