As more celebrities (Meryl Streep, Mandy Moore, Kristen Wiig, and Jason Segel) flock to Pasadena and its surroundings to escape from the hubbub of Hollywood, it’s easy to see why—from the award-winning restaurants to world-class art institutions and endless entertainment options, this region has it all.
For the A-lister—or those looking to live like one—this fully gated 1960 La Cañada Flintridge midcentury compound is the ideal retreat away from prying eyes. Designed by “Architect to the Stars” Harold “Hal” Levitt (best remembered for his work for notable names including Steven Spielberg, Dean Martin, and Debbie Reynolds), this nearly two-acre property is a rare find as it is the only Levitt-designed residence in La Cañada Flintridge—and this is its first time on the market.
Known as the Roscoe Moss Estate, the 4,951-square-foot, custom-built home is located in the prestigious La Cañada school district, near Descanso Gardens and Flint Canyon Tennis Club, in an idyllic setting surrounded by mature trees and greenery.
The four-bedroom estate’s defining elements of midcentury architecture include functional and approachable clean lines, sleek exterior façade, flat roof, expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, and an inviting open floor plan that includes large public spaces with elevated ceilings, original terrazzo floors, textured walls, and sliding glass doors that strike the perfect balance of indoor/outdoor living. The living room and family room extend to the surrounding patios and lush gardens, leading to a grassy knoll that overlooks the full, lighted tennis court.
The primary suite features picturesque views of the mountains and treetops, generous closet space, dual vanities, and indoor/outdoor shower. In the southeast wing, two secondary bedrooms share a bathroom; a fourth bedroom suite is off the kitchen area with a separate entrance.
Outside, the elongated, rectangular pool is architecturally in sync with Levitt’s artistic vision, showcasing the angles, depth, and color, while a detached gym and office are sited nearby.
LOT: 1.83 acres
INTERIOR: 4,951 square feet
AMENITIES: Privately tucked away from the street, the home features a lengthy driveway that leads to a three-car carport and spacious motor court; other highlights include a wet bar and tennis court.
WHAT SETS IT APART: The only Hal Levitt–designed property in La Cañada Flintridge. Levitt’s work is said to reflect the best modern design philosophies of midcentury Los Angeles.
INQUIRIES: $6.5 million; Janice McGlashan, mcglashangroup.com