Located about 14 miles from Downtown L.A. and directly north of Pasadena, Altadena is an unincorporated area with a high median household income and cozy population of 42,777. Stop in at foodie-friendly AltaEats and shop the top-notch Farmers Market on Wednesdays, featuring Coldwater Canyon Provisions’ famed jams, artisan cheese from Drake Family Farms, and Japanese rice sandwiches from Mama Musubi. Significant architecture in the neighborhood includes the Queen Anne-style Andrew McNally House, ultra modern Beard House, Craftsman-style Keyes Bungalow, brick-covered Pacific Electric Railway Company Substation No. 8, and Italianate and Colonial Revival-style Woodbury-Story House. Altadena’s aptly named Christmas Tree Lane has been a holiday attraction since 1920, and features the oldest large-scale outdoor Christmas lighting venue in the world.
By Carren Jao Before its transformation, Tamara Kaye-Honey’s 1924 Tudor suffered decades of inattention. With its wood-shingled roof, gumwood cabinetry and beige walls, the four-bedroom Altadena home lacked charm and modern comforts when Kaye-Honey first laid eyes on it. Yet the interior designer “fell in love with the bones,” drawn to the home’s openness and... Keep reading →
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... Keep reading →
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... Keep reading →
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... Keep reading →
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... Keep reading →