4240 Woodleigh Lane, La Cañada Flintridge
They say those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, but no one would dare shatter this modern masterpiece located in La Cañada Flintridge. Custom designed for the daughter of Robert E. Langdon Jr. (architect of the Getty Villa) against a mountain backdrop, this 7,070-square-foot, six-bedroom property features dramatic ceilings and glass walls that harmoniously blend the interior space with its equally stunning exterior landscape.
The lower level’s light-filled open floor plan connects the living room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room, family room, and guest suite, while the upper level hosts four bedroom suites, including a sumptuous master suite. The ultimate relaxing and restorative retreat, the master suite boasts a sauna, gym, and circular terrace, and offers an immersive experience with nature through a flying bridge “viewing platform” with mountain vistas.
Situated on 1.8 acres, the parklike grounds offer ample spaces to entertain and explore, including an oversized patio, fireplace, BBQ, circular saltwater pool with waterslide and spa, waterfall, firepit, vegetable garden, children’s playground, vineyard, and trails lined with mature oak trees.
Complementing the stately main residence, two detached structures featuring a guest suite and office/music room flank the property’s gated entrance to a 6,000-square-foot motor court and three-car garage. Located in the award-winning La Cañada Unified School District, the property is just minutes away from the 150-acre botanical wonderland Descanso Gardens.
LOT: 1.8 acres
INTERIOR: 7,070 square feet
AMENITIES: With entertaining in mind, the state-of-the-art Poggenpohl kitchen features an expansive island and Gaggenau, Miele, and Wolf appliances, while the lavish grounds include an oversized patio, saltwater pool with waterslide and spa, vineyard, and children’s playground.
WHAT SETS IT APART: Custom designed against a breathtaking mountain backdrop, the estate’s glass walls offer a dramatic indoor–outdoor experience on a spacious 1.8-acre lot.
INQUIRIES: $8.3 million; Georges Rouveyrol, sothebysrealty.com
975 Orlando Road, San Marino
LOT: 1.8 acres
INTERIOR: 10,811 square feet
AMENITIES: A two-bedroom guesthouse (complete with full kitchen), six-car garage, lighted tennis court, 50-foot pool, and formal gardens complement the grand main residence. The property was extensively updated when it was the Pasadena Showcase House, which added modern conveniences and system upgrades.
WHAT SETS IT APART: The Mrs. James Skinner House, designed by famed architect Wallace Neff, is said to be one of Neff’s finest works. This gated palatial estate is a prime example of the Italian period revival style, accentuated by hand-painted ceilings, marble floors, antique Baccarat crystal chandeliers, elaborate wrought-iron balconies and banisters, and a hand-carved stone fountain.
INQUIRIES: $21.5 million; Brent Chang and Linda Chang, compass.com
522 Bradford Street, Pasadena
LOT: 0.45 acres
INTERIOR: 5,434 square feet
AMENITIES: The extensively redesigned interiors accentuate the home’s original quality, with exposed hardwood floors, French doors, window seats, and custom, handcrafted lighting fixtures. In addition to a pool and spa, the property also features an air-conditioned pool house, covered and open patio areas with an outdoor raised-hearth fireplace, and built-in barbecue.
WHAT SETS IT APART: This classic, shuttered California colonial (designed by architect Henry Palmer Sabin) is situated on one of southwest Pasadena’s most desirable drives. The grounds offer updated, low-flow, Mediterranean landscaping in front and a lush, expansive lawn in the rear—a true oasis in the city.
INQUIRIES: $4.495 million; Bill Podley, 626-222-1176
875 Skyland Drive, Sierra Madre
LOT: .7 acres
INTERIOR: 3,152 square feet
AMENITIES: The great room’s dramatic floor-to-ceiling glass, post-and-beam vaulted ceilings, and vibrant Cuatro Lunas original midcentury globe pendants make a statement while the outdoor offerings include an infinity pool, spa, and grotto that sits perched above a basketball/pickleball court.
WHAT SETS IT APART: Designed by local architect Harlan H. Pedersen, this stunning midcentury masterpiece, nestled beneath Mount Wilson, is the ultimate secluded and serene haven.
INQUIRIES: $2.6 million; Travis Bayles and Steven Moran, theagencyre.com
1425 Wildwood Drive, Los Angeles
LOT: 8,731 square feet
INTERIOR: 3,252 square feet
AMENITIES: The welcoming entry level blends the beamed ceilings and tiled fireplace into the welcoming flow of the living room, formal dining room, and casual eat-in kitchen. The home boasts a generous master suite, double attached garage, and ample storage.
WHAT SETS IT APART: This Eagle Rock hillside home’s top deck offers breathtaking wide-angle, long-distance views of the valley below.
INQUIRIES: $1.389 million; Edith Reyna and Liz Johnson, compass.com