This 1924 stately Tudor, situated on a coveted street in Altadena, unveils itself with a dramatic standing seam metal roof and a surprising juxtaposition of modern and traditional. This one-of-a-kind home has undergone a significant transformation over many years by the lauded interior design firm House of Honey, resulting in a laid back California vibe that respects and features its architectural bones and reveals formal and informal drama at every turn. 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.
Enter into the spacious living room with original large-scale picture window and one is instantly struck by the abundant natural light, the Batchelder fireplace, gum-wood crown moldings and the view to the backyard, pool and mountains beyond. The rooms flow seamlessly from space to space and encourage an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. A large dining room, crowned by an oversized vintage Italian chandelier and charming original built-ins, opens into a cozy sunroom/family room and stunning eat-in kitchen highlighted by a Calacatta marble waterfall is-land, Viking appliances, and Italian porcelain tile floors. Three large bedrooms and strikingly updated baths complete the first floor. French doors lead from the kitchen to the back brick dining garden, formal lawn and pool beyond which is a sunny Southern California dream.
The chic guesthouse with stylish private bath and vaulted ceilings connects effortlessly from the main house, and is perfect for visitors. Several outdoor dining areas, pool and spa, fire pit, pool cabana and the newly-built modern bar and kitchenette will delight and surprise. Surrounded by hedges, the garden affords full privacy.
Reimagined with the help of local architect Tom Marble, the expansive and open upstairs with vaulting ceilings lends a modern architectural feel. A master bedroom, massive open bath, walk-in closet and dressing area, media room, office, den and cozy nooks create a true oasis in white. The breathtaking bath cleverly overlooks the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, while the steam shower, worked into the original gables, also takes advantage of the gorgeous vistas. Radiant heated floors keep your feet warm in winter. Pizza and movie nights are called for in the media room with its in-ceiling speakers, a game of backgammon fits the bill in the library, and you can get your work done in style in the office area. Thoughtfully curated vintage and contemporary lighting, fixtures,hardware and finishes hand-picked to delight the eye and elevate daily living - unexpected moments are plentiful in this spectacular Altadena home and fill it with charm, style, character and artful living at its best.