6 open houses to check out around LA this weekend

Ranging from a former hunting lodge in La Crescenta to a Palmer and Krisel-designed midcentury modern in Encino

Welcome to another edition of our weekly series rounding up open houses to check out over the weekend, because who doesn’t love a little real estate gawking? This week’s options include a former hunting lodge in La Crescenta, a 1930s Spanish-style bungalow in Vermont Vista, and a hill-hugging midcentury treehouse in Montecito Heights.

Where: 3877 Latrobe Street, LA 90031
When: 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms; 1,426 square feet

Selling points: Located within walking distance of lovely Debs Park, this sharp mid-century treehouse was designed by USC-trained architect John L. Pugsley in 1964 for the modernist development known as The Cliffs. Features include hardwood floors, skylights, walls of glass, an updated kitchen with quartz countertops, a freestanding fireplace, and a whimsical stairwell mural by Guatemalan muralist Cache.

Asking price: $789,000

To read the full article visit their website here.

Open House Obsession: Sweet Modernist Treehouse in Montecito Heights, 800K

by Philip Ferrato

A 3 bed, 2 bath treehouse designed by John Lawrence Pugsley built in 1964– one of a number in the neighborhood designed by this prominent Mid-Century architect best known for his modernist houses in nearby Pasadena– at a time when houses were being cantilevered over canyons everywhere.

To read the full article visit their website here.

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Sweet 1930s English Tudor Revival asking $1.25M in Altadena

By Pauline O’Connor

Now turning heads and capturing fancies in Altadena is this enchanting English Tudor Revival built in 1932. Located at 1011 Concha Street, a block east of historic Charles S. Farnsworth Park, the well-kept residence sits behind rustic stone walls at the end of a brick path shaded by a pair of majestic pine trees.

To the right of its turreted front entry is an impressive living room with carved beamed ceilings, oak floors embellished with French knot inlays, French doors, and a sizable fireplace. To the left is the formal dining room, the walls of which are lined with beautiful stained glass windows.

The 1,861-square-foot home also holds three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a breakfast nook, and a kitchen remodeled with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, and soapstone countertops. Per the listing, the home’s roof, sewer line, and electric wiring were all redone in 2013.

On a 10,110-square-foot lot with a detached two-car garage, the property is listed with Eddie Ramirez of Deasy Penner Podley at an asking price of $1.249 million. Open house is scheduled Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

To read the full article visit their website here.

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Romantic 1920s condo seeks $849K in Pasadena

By Elijah Chiland

With three bedrooms and 1,742 square feet of living space, this Pasadena condo has the look and feel of a single-family residence—and quite an attractive one at that.

The unit is accessed through an extravagant wooden front door and contains tile and hardwood floors, built-in shelving, arched entryways, wrought-iron fixtures, and an elegant tile-bordered fireplace in the living room.

It’s part of a Spanish-style courtyard complex built in 1927 and located south of the city’s Playhouse District. The shared open space surrounds a central fountain and features neat landscaping and lush vegetation.

The two-level condo has a winding wooden staircase and three bathrooms to match its trio of bedrooms. A formal dining room leads into the Spanish tile-floored kitchen. Located at 627 East California Boulevard, it’s asking $849,000.

To read the full article visit their website here.

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