Median home price near Dodger Stadium: $640K

By Elijah Chiland

Baseball season is here and, with interest rates on the rise, perhaps it’s also time for a bit of home shopping. That may well be the idea behind a new report from Estately analyzing home prices around the nation’s 29 Major League Baseball stadiums.

Of those ballparks, Dodger Stadium has the fourth-highest sale prices within two miles of the field (though perhaps the relatively inexpensive ticket prices help to make up for that, if you’re the type of person who bases your homebuying decisions on proximity to live baseball).

According to the report, the median sale price near the stadium is $640,000. That’s just a little less than the $671,083 that homes near Citi Field (home of the New York Mets) command, but well under the prices around Boston’s Fenway Park and San Francisco’s AT&T Park.

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In Altadena, A Lovely Tudor Cottage Transformed by House of Honey, $2.9M

By Philip Ferrato

Where: 1665 Braeburn Road, Altadena
Asking: $2,875,000
What: A lovely, transformed Tudor cottage, built in Altadena’s early ‘20s heyday and reinvented by Tamara Kaye-Honey, the Pasadena-based interior designer whose firm House of Honey, creates unexpected and evocative interiors for both residential and commercial clients. Her own home is no exception, combining an unmatched sense of eclecticism and style, beautifully executed.

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Home of the Week: Building on 1920s roots in Altadena

By Neal J. Leitereg

Situated on a leafy lot in Altadena, this handsome two-story by architect William N. Norwood showcases all the hallmarks of the Spanish Colonial Revival style: a clay-tile roof, decorative iron trim and intimate living spaces. But beyond the arched front entry, the 1920s home takes a more contemporary direction. The living room’s original wood-burning fireplace is now boosted by a decorative tile surround. Contrasting hues throughout give the interior a subdued vibe.

Location: 1284 New York Drive, Altadena, 91001

Asking price: $2.379 million

Year built: 1926

Architect: William N. Norwood

Renovation: Gibbs Architects

Interior design: A1000XBetter

Lot size: 0.38 acres

Features: Decorative tile work; hardwood floors; beamed ceilings; living room with wood-burning fireplace; formal dining room; master suite with sitting area and dressing room; swimming pool and spa; mature landscaping

About the area: In the 91001 ZIP Code, based on 25 sales, the median sales price in February was $714,000, according to CoreLogic. That was a 6.9% increase over the same month the previous year.

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My Home As Art :: 1924 Modernized Tudor

This stately 1924 Tudor, situated on a coveted street in Altadena, unveils itself via the dramatic standing seam metal roof and a masterful juxtaposition of modern and traditional. This singular home has undergone a transformation by the lauded interior design firm House of Honey resulting in a laid back California vibe that respects and features its architectural bones. Published in several international magazines and showcased on the front page of the Home section of the Wall Street Journal, this home is truly special. The spacious living room with Batchelder fireplace and gum-wood crown moldings flows seamlessly from space to space offering views to the backyard, pool and mountains beyond. A charming dining room opens into the cozy sunroom and stunning eat-in kitchen highlighted by a Calacatta marble waterfall island, Viking appliances and French doors leading outdoors. Three large bedrooms and strikingly updated baths complete the first floor. The expansive upstairs has been reimagined with the help of well-known architect Tom Marble showcasing the vaulted ceilings and modern architectural feel. A master bedroom, massive open bath, walk-in closet, media room, office, den and cozy nooks create a true oasis in white. The stand alone bath cleverly overlooks the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, while the steam shower is set into the original gable. Vintage and contemporary lighting, fixtures, and hardware were all hand-picked to delight the eye and elevate daily living. The chic guesthouse with private bath connects smoothly from the main house and to the several outdoor dining areas, pool, spa, fire pit, and pool cabana. A newly-built modern bar and kitchenette will delight and surprise. Surrounded by hedges, the garden affords plentiful privacy. Thoughtfully curated by award-winning interior designer Tamara Honey, special moments are plentiful in this spectacular Altadena home and fill it with style, character, ease and artful living at its best.
For Sale $2,875,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2 Garage Spaces
  • Pool
  • 4465 Sqft
  • 16565 Lot

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Thoroughly revamped Spanish Colonial asking $2.379M in Altadena

By Pauline O’connor

When this Altadena residence materialized on the market last year for the first time in many decades, its decayed appearance evoked thoughts of Norma Desmond and Miss Havisham. Built in 1926 by architect William H. Norwood, the five-bedroom Spanish Colonial Revival was in a very bad way. Its visible maladies included water damage, popcorn ceilings, hideous carpet—even in the bathrooms—dreadful linoleum and tile, garish wallpaper, painted-over wrought iron, and desiccated landscaping.

Five months later, the vintage home has come back to market looking factory-fresh, thanks to an overhaul by Long Beach-based Gibbs Architects.

While original features such as hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, iron railings, sconces, and grilles, and French doors and windows have been retained/restored, the 4,738-square-foot house now sports a new kitchen with marble countertops, wood floors, and stainless steel appliances.

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