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 Lauren Beale Andrew McNally, co-founder of the atlas publishing company Rand McNally, put this Altadena mansion on the map. Built in 1888, the distinctive house is in the Queen Anne-style but more horizontal and less fussy than the vertical Victorians of the time. McNally often used the house, with its three-story rotunda, to entertain... Keep reading →
By Julie Lasky WHAT A 1930s Tudor-style home with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms HOW MUCH $2.539 million SIZE 3,492 square feet PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT $727 SETTING The home is in a historic area once occupied by large estates and still known for its spacious, tree-filled properties. The Altadena Town and Country Club is across... Keep reading →
By Lisa Johnson Mandell The iconic, three-story Andrew McNally mansion in Altadena, CA, is now on the market for $3.79 million. A lucky buyer can live in the residence once known the world over as a recruiting tool for the Southern California lifestyle. Born in 1838, McNally originally hailed from Northern Ireland and partnered with William Rand in the map business in Chicago in the 1860s,... Keep reading →
By Bianca Barragan This incredible landmark estate sits on what was once referred to as Altadena’s Millionaire’s Row. Built in the Queen Anne style in 1888, the grand residence was commissioned by Andrew McNally, a founder and vice-president of the Rand-McNally Map Company of Chicago. Designed by Frederick Roehrig, the architect of Pasadena’s Castle Green,... Keep reading →
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 →