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Altadena’s Hidden Gem – Carriage House

279 Calaveres - Altadena Hidden Gem

279 W. Calaveras Street

I had an opportunity to see this property through a home buyer showing request, and what a surprise it turned out to be. I have never seen any home like this in Altadena. I would call it a “unique and eclectic.”

This home is nestled behind a wood fence,and surrounded by tall oak, palm and redwood trees. As you step onto the lush, manicured grounds; journey past the pleasant front lawn and pond with goldfish swimming freely, you would think you were in a secret retreat in Altadena.

Then, you come across a playhouse, workshop, large garage with sliding doors, inviting patio area, and finally “Vualla.” A charming cottage with two separate living spaces greets you. The kitchen is located on first floor and the bedrooms are located upstairs.

The kitchen has been updated tastefully to keep the integrity of the property. It is spacious, with a cozy eating area. You get the feel like you are cooking in a cabin, so to speak, it has that comfy cabin feel with today’s chef’s kitchen amenities.

Take the stairs to the deck, and a door takes you to the living room, which is comfortable with a thought out sitting area. Adjacent is a petite bedroom that would be perfect for a den/office. The master is roomy with many windows offering majestic views looking out to the trees, it feels very mystical, and relaxing.

The home has been meticulously kept by the current owner. The property shows outstandingly well – great craftsmanship and preservation of home is evident.

Features:

□ Built 1914

□ 2 Bed and 1.5 Bathrooms

□ Hot Tub

□ Living area 1,093 SF (taped)

□ 2 Car Garage

□ Lot size 10,100 SF

□ $389,000

 

This unique Craftsman cottage was originally built as caretaker’s quarters for the 2 acre Beals Ranch. It’s in great condition, and truly feels like a custom built cabin.

The main house entry also has a wonderful large patio that will entice you to eat outdoors. Other features include an outdoor Jacuzzi, hammock areas, and garden.

Listing and photographs courtesy – Mike Bell, Michael Dilsaver (Keller Williams Realty)

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  • Thu, 01 Dec 2022 16:46:00 +0000: $1,290,000 :: 3354 Bellaire Drive, Altadena CA, 91001 - Altadena - Homes for Sale
    3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,267 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,673 sq ft
    Added: 12/01/22, Last Updated: 12/01/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-12132
    Community: Altadena
    Status: Active


    She is on the market! Situated in Altadena, her year of completion was 1926. The home resides in the 'Jane's Village Area' but is technically not a Jane's cottage. Her style is English Period Revival. The home was built by Floyd Benjamin Layne. The house is included in the Architectural and Resource Survey conducted by The Altadena Heritage Society, and it was determined that the 'Layne House' was potentially eligible for inclusion on a list of locally significant structures. Original hardwood floors as well as period glass blown sconces adorn this home. In the living room you will find a charming window seat situated next to Batchelder Fireplace Hearth.A den was added at a later date which has glass doors that allow natural light to fill the room, showcasing the pool.A substantial backyard includes a garage and pool house (Ideal for an ADU Conversion:) In addition: Orange and lemon trees and several native plant species make this backyard a perfect BBQ chill out spot! She is a rare home indeed. Lived in and loved by the owner for over thirty years. One tour of the home and her beautiful grounds and we are sure you'll love her too.

    Listed with Leslie Greer CalDRE: 00551349 | (626) 536-5592, Coldwell Banker Realty


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  • Thu, 01 Dec 2022 13:17:00 +0000: $630,000 :: 2485 Grandeur Avenue, Altadena CA, 91001 - Altadena - Homes for Sale
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    2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 784 sq ft
    Lot Size: 5,907 sq ft
    Added: 11/29/22, Last Updated: 12/01/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-12105
    Community: Altadena
    Status: Active


    Probate Sale. First time on the market in over 56 years. Opportunity abounds for an owner user with handy skills to bring this property back to its original charm. This quaint, expandable, 2 bedroom, 1 bath home is full of potential. It appears larger than the actual sq footage of record. Features spacious living room combo, and indoor laundry. For extended families there is a value added unpermitted studio structure in the rear complete with kitchen and bath, prime for an ADU conversion (buyer to investigate). Lastly, there is a covered Patio area with a fireplace situated between both structures.PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB OCCUPANT. Restricted Access.

    Listed with Leslie Greer CalDRE: 00551349 | (626) 536-5592, Coldwell Banker Realty


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  • Thu, 01 Dec 2022 13:06:00 +0000: $899,900 :: 276 Wapello Street, Altadena CA, 91001 - Altadena - Homes for Sale
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    2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,602 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,500 sq ft
    Added: 11/18/22, Last Updated: 12/01/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-12029
    Community: Altadena
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 12/1/2022 by 10%
    Status: Active


    This enchanting 1925 English cottage with original charm is near Farnsworth Park in a wonderful pocket of Altadena. With its steeply pitched roofline, rounded archways, and stone columns, this home boasts classic cottage-style architectural features. In need of some interior renovation, this home offers true potential.The covered front porch is flanked by two large windows with darling decorative shutters. Upon entry, you'll find a warm living room graced with a period fireplace believed to be Batchelder. A rounded archway leads to the dining room with a large built-in cabinet, a popular feature of this era, offering functionality and vintage character. The light and bright kitchen is just beyond the dining room. Offering a good amount of cabinetry, the kitchen could be remodeled or totally redesigned, perhaps combining it with the adjacent service porch to create a spacious eat-in kitchen. On a separate wing are two bedrooms and one bathroom. Each bedroom features a walk-in closet with built-in dressers. Natural light flows through the multiple windows in each room. There are two closets in the hallway. The full bath features a pedestal sink flanked by built-in vintage cabinetry plus a combination shower/tub.The original attic of the home has been converted to include two additional bedrooms, each with excellent closet space. Additionally there is a storage room that might be suited to a bathroom conversion. This additional space on the second level, measured at 578 square feet, adds tremendous opportunity for further development of this functional space. The detached garage matches the character of the home with a tall pitched roof, offering a potential as an ADU or additional storage. The home has been updated with dual paned windows, tankless hot water heater, newer HVAC and a newer roof. Don't miss this charming cottage and let your imagination run wild with the many possibilities this home has to offer. Measured at 1602 sf. Public record shows 1024 sf. Sold in ''as is condition'' without warranty or guarantee of any kind, explicit or implied. This is a Probate sale, subject to overbid and court confirmation.

    Listed with Nancy Valentine CalDRE: 01305369 | (818) 259-4270, DPP


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  • Wed, 30 Nov 2022 03:28:00 +0000: $1,299,000 :: 3245 Arrowhead Court, Altadena CA, 91001 - Altadena - Homes for Sale
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,800 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,462 sq ft
    Added: 11/29/22, Last Updated: 11/30/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 22221505
    Community: Altadena
    Status: Active


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  • Tue, 29 Nov 2022 17:27:00 +0000: $950,000 :: 239 W Mariposa Street, Altadena CA, 91001 - Altadena - Homes for Sale
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    4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,270 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,852 sq ft
    Added: 11/27/22, Last Updated: 11/29/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-12071
    Community: Altadena
    Status: Active


    Amazing opportunity to create your own fairytale life in this English inspired home built by E.P. Janes. This cottage is in historic Janes Village and is one of 160 verified homes created by this renowned developer.Nestled in the foothills and framed by a majestic deodar tree, is the perfect setting for this enchanting home. The lot is 8,851 sq. ft and it is currently a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with 1270 sq feet. The garage was converted, (without permit) to a 2 bedroom, 1 bath guest house with approx. 760 sq feet. Once you ascend the steps to the front porch you will find a soaring barreled ceiling, original hand troweled walls, fireplace, and hardwood floors in the living room. The space is light and bright with freshly painted white interior and new lighting fixtures throughout while leaving original character intact. The dining area is in the heart of the home seen through an archway from the living room. It exhibits a coved ceiling and wooden French doors to the back patio.The kitchen is to the left of the dining area. It has white herringbone pattern tile counters and glass front cabinets. Stainless appliances include stove, dishwasher, and refrigerator. A laundry is just off the kitchen and has an entry from the back patio.The two bedrooms and bath are at the right side of the home. The front bedroom has a walk-in closet and the bathroom, a garden tub and a separate shower. The back bedroom overlooks the deck.The deck is a great area for outdoor entertaining. Enjoy mountain views, Avocados, and outdoor playset at the back of the yard. There is plenty of parking up the long drive and the driveway has a secure metal gate with pedestrian entry.The home has central heat and air conditioning. The fireplace was rebuilt in the 90's (as per the owner) and has been recently cleaned.The guest house consists of a kitchen, living room, bath and two bedrooms. A private patio is located at the back of the unit. A buyer should make inspections to their satisfaction.

    Listed with Deena Willis CalDRE: 01354143 | (626) 483-8840, RE/MAX Top Producers


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  • Tue, 29 Nov 2022 13:55:00 +0000: $2,795,000 :: 1184 E Mendocino Street, Altadena CA, 91001 - Altadena - Homes for Sale
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,416 sq ft
    Lot Size: 22,652 sq ft
    Added: 11/08/22, Last Updated: 11/29/22
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    MLS Number: P1-11938
    Community: Altadena
    Status: Active


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    Listed with Ashleigh Rader CalDRE: 02159992 | (203) 822-2131, The Agency


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  • Tue, 29 Nov 2022 11:20:00 +0000: $849,000 :: 41 W Palm Street, Altadena CA, 91001 - Altadena - Homes for Sale
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,045 sq ft
    Lot Size: 5,040 sq ft
    Added: 11/16/22, Last Updated: 11/29/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 22219196
    Community: Altadena
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/29/2022 by 11%
    Status: Active


    1924 verified Jane's Cottage built in the English Country style popular at the time of this small tract Altadena development by Elisha P. Janes (E.P., as he was known professionally) is an early example of residential development in the LA Basin. Janes' building program called for six room, one-story, stucco houses with "full landscaping." Now, almost 100 years later, this charming Janes' home is on the market for the first time in 20 years. It features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, soaring archway interiors, hardwood flooring and many original detailing. A separate 2-car garage and off-street parking with fenced yard and room for small pool or spa is located on the side of the corner lot. Property needs work. Make this very special home yours today. A Truly Unique Property!

    Listed with Joan Yarfitz CalDRE: 00708625 | 213-610-4448, Engel & Volkers Beverly Hills


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  • Sun, 27 Nov 2022 21:34:00 +0000: $1,599,999 :: 1957 El Molino Avenue, Altadena CA, 91001 - Altadena - Homes for Sale
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,604 sq ft
    Lot Size: 12,620 sq ft
    Added: 11/27/22, Last Updated: 11/27/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 22220771
    Community: Altadena
    Status: Active


    This prime corner lot consist of two(2) contiguous parcels which must be sold together. APN#: 5839-030-001(SFR) 7,512S sf and APN#: 5839-030-002(Vacant Land) 5,130 sf. The property sits on a huge flat lot with many potentials. GREAT for owner user or builder/investor seeking to build and have a second home on the property/or the lot is big enough to build an ADU and car garages. Please check with the City of Altadena Planning Department for detailed information on the ADU and JADU permit requirements. With a little TLC, the potential is endless. Shopping, dining, and entertainment are within easy reach, plus you're close to the Altadena Golf Course and the mountains for hikes, etc. Come take a look and bring your imagination!

    Listed with Sheila Brittain CalDRE: 00885866 | 323-993-7205, Sheila Brittain Realty


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


  • Fri, 25 Nov 2022 18:14:00 +0000: $2,850,000 :: 1561 Gaywood Drive, Altadena CA, 91001 - Altadena - Homes for Sale
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    5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,162 sq ft
    Lot Size: 40,002 sq ft
    Added: 09/09/22, Last Updated: 11/25/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-11197
    Community: Altadena
    Tract: Not Applicable
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/25/2022 by 5%
    Status: Active


    On a quiet cul-de-sac in the Altadena foothills and first time on the market, this one acre single level mid century estate designed and built by a renowned audiophile inventor, and is the laboratory of the (Don) Leslie speaker. Upon arrival, the entry posts welcomes you and leads to a motor court and a 5 bedroom, 5 bath home with a studio (possible ADU?) and workshop (totaling an additional 760 sf), dressing rooms, north/south tennis court, pool, and a 3-car garage. The interior offers spacious living and family rooms, built-in bar, dining room, gourmet kitchen with island, and a home office/bedroom perfect for working from home. Relax and entertain in paradise with a resort-style lap pool, outdoor patio and terrace, lots of open yard space ready for your imagination. Other highlights include a 400 amp service, a custom engineered sprinkler system, an intercom system, and the big highlight is a fully functional pipe organ system with a literal wall of sound. A convenient 3-car garage with motor court offers ample parking for guests. The vacant lot next door is also for sale at MLS # P1-11196 and offers a great opportunity to expand the current home or build a second or third home with ADU's. Close to many hiking trailheads and parks, and minutes away from the Altadena Town & Country Club, shopping, dining, and entertainment.

    Listed with Michael Bell CalDRE: 01164731 | (626) 796-4100, Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.


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  • Fri, 25 Nov 2022 03:12:00 +0000: $950,000 :: 525 Archwood Place, Altadena CA, 91001 - Altadena - Homes for Sale
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,530 sq ft
    Lot Size: 5,851 sq ft
    Added: 11/25/22, Last Updated: 11/25/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: GD22235795
    Community: Altadena
    Status: Active


    A clean slate waiting for your personal touch! On a quiet street with mountain views in beautiful Altadena. Featuring 1,530 SqFt of living space, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home has so much to offer. Sitting on a 5,849 SqFt lot, the yard is a good size with the front showcasing a lawn and lush village. Easy parking with a long driveway and attached, 2-car garage. Near Lincoln Avenue with markets, coffee shops, restaurants. Easy access to the 210-Fwy. Close to the Rose Bowl Stadium, Brookside Golf Course, Old Town Pasadena, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and La Canada Flintridge. In the Pasadena Unified School District. Your dream home awaits!

    Listed with Tatevik Damadyan CalDRE: 02022595 | 818-246-1099, JohnHart Real Estate


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


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