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Elizabeth Chaffe

Liz Chaffe

BHHS Crest
DRE# 01214622
La Canada, CA
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Listing 9 out of 47
$2,200,000 Active Under Contract

1640 East Altadena Drive
Altadena, CA 91001

5 beds, 3 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,870 sq ft; lot: 0.57 acres - MLS# 819000526
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A breathtaking Mediterranean gated estate that has been painstakingly remodeled to showcase the romance of early California architecture. With the grandeur & elegance of the 1920s & updated today's most desirable amenities. A total of five bedrooms & five baths incl. a fully appointed guest house & a detached bonus cottage. The downstairs of this expansive home invites you in to the formal entry that steps down to the dramatic living room with a soaring, hand painted rich wood ceiling. The living room, with its two sets of arched French doors, also has a hidden bar niche perfect for entertaining. The lower level of the interior includes a stunningly remodeled kitchen with breakfast area, an expansive marble topped center island, backsplash & Thermador appliances. This level also includes a charming en suite bedroom & laundry room. The upstairs is accessed via a romantic circular staircase leading to three bedrooms & two baths including the spa-like master suite w/ a large dressing area & dual closets as well as twin Juliet Balconies. Other details of the property incl hardwood floors, arched doorways, French doors wrapping the residence, hand hewn beamed ceilings and manicured, elegant grounds. A must see property!


  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Sub Type: Single Family
  • Listing Status: Active Under Contract
  • County/Area: Los Angeles County
  • Zip Code: 91001
  • Year Built: 1922
  • Subdivision/Neighborhood: Altadena (604)
  • Sq.Ft.: 3,870 sq ft
  • Style: Mediterranean
  • Stories: 2-Story
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Full Baths: 3
  • 3/4 Baths: 1
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Garage: 2-Car
  • Fireplace: Living Room, Fireplace
  • Lot Size: 0.57 acres
  • Baths: 5
  • View: City Lights View, Mountain View, View
  • Zoning: LCR120
  • Agent License Number: 01403784
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal
  • Bathroom Features: Remodeled
  • Bedroom Features: Main Floor Bedroom, Master Retreat, Master Suite, WalkInCloset
  • Builders Tract Code: Not Applicable - 1007242
  • City Code: 10000065417
  • Common Walls: Detached/No Common Walls
  • Cooking Appliances: Built-In Gas
  • Cooling Type: Central A/C
  • Direction Faces: Faces North
  • Doors: French Doors
  • Eating Areas: Breakfast Counter / Bar, In Kitchen, Formal Dining Rm
  • Entry Location: Main Level
  • Exterior Construction: Stucco
  • Fence: Wrought Iron
  • Floor Material: Wood
  • Interior Features: Basement, Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings, Turnkey, Wet Bar
  • Kitchen Features: Gourmet Kitchen, Marble Counters
  • Laundry Locations: Individual Room, Laundry Area
  • Levels: Two Level
  • Lot Description: Automatic Gate, Fenced Yard, Front Yard, Fully Fenced, Landscaped, Room for a Pool
  • Lot Location: Corner Lot
  • Lot Size SQ FT: 25038
  • Lot Size Source: Public Records
  • Other Structural Features: Balcony, High Ceilings (9 Feet+)
  • Other Structures: GreenHouse, GuestHouse
  • Parking Features: Auto Driveway Gate, Circular Driveway, Covered Parking, Driveway - Combination, Gated, Private Garage, Workshop
  • Parking Type: Garage - Single Door, RV Possible
  • Patio Features: Lanai, Porch - Rear
  • Roofing: Spanish Clay Tile
  • Rooms: Master Bedroom, Workshop, Garage Apartment, Guest-Maids Quarters, LivingRoom, Separate Maids Qtrs, Retreat
  • Security/Safety: Automatic Gate, Smoke Detector
  • Sewer: Septic Tank
  • Square Footage Source: Taped
  • Total Floors: 2
  • Total Garage Spaces: 2
Courtesy of Deasy Penner Podley, Dhari Thein (CalBRE: 01403784)

Elizabeth Chaffe
Berkshire Hathaway Home Service - Crest

La Canada, CA
Phone: 1-818-823-7465
DRE# 01214622


Thank you so much, for all your hard work in selling our house. Thank you for how you supported us and your prayers and encouragement. Blessings to you! Frances & Jim
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