Impeccably restored and updated 2 story Spanish Colonial home with abundant vintage architectural details and breathtaking 180-degree views of the majestic San Gabriel mountains from almost every room. Built in 1929 by Soren S. Jensen and one of the first houses in the architecturally historic Poppy Peak neighborhood. 4 beds/3.5 baths, open living room, sunroom/office, formal dining room, chef’s kitchen, butler’s pantry, wood floors, casement windows, wine cellar, artist’s studio/gym, private front gated lush garden patio with specimen plants and outdoor fireplace, 2-car attached garage, downstairs entrances, second downstairs kitchen, utility room, abundant storage. Restoration combines the best features of a vintage property with the amenities of a newer one. Upgrades include seismic and foundation work, air conditioning, insulation, security system, exterior concrete work, trex decking, a new garage door exactly replicated from original, upgrades to the downstairs kitchen, and automatic irrigation. An oasis seemingly far away from everything, yet minutes to everything–including Old Town Pasadena, Downtown Los Angeles, convenient to freeways. A quintessential Pasadena home and a rare vintage find with modern amenities nestled in the treetops with spectacular views.
The property sold right away with multiple offers for $200,000 over asking. We worked with our client to get the property looking its best, coordinating repairs, decluttering, painting, staging the property–using a mix of our client’s own pieces combined with pieces we brought in to make the space look its best. We arranged for pre-inspection reports so interested buyers would know everything about the house before their own inspections. We even coordinated packing, storage and moving. Our marketing efforts resulted in features in Curbed and Los Angeles Times print and online editions of Hot Property. Our very happy, client said goodbye to her lovely home feeling appreciative and thankful, exclaiming to us “Best real estate agents ever!