House hunting trip to the greater Pasadena area?  There were two homes for sale that grabbed my attention this week as I was previewing houses for clients.

The first one is a great deal in San Marino.

3 beds, 2 full baths
Home size: 2,174 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,150 sq ft
Property Type: Single Family, Residential
MLS Number: 22152354

With homes in San Marino selling at $586 per square foot and costing home buyers an average of $1,748,000 in April 2011, this home presents a great opportunity for folks looking to get into the best performing California public school district at a reasonable price.

Priced at $1,100,000 and located on a quiet, tree lined street, this one is going to go very quickly and most likely with multiple offers.

2285 Sherwood San Marino

This gracious south-facing Traditional home has a welcoming brick walkway that leads to a formal entry. Off of the entry is the open living room with handsome crown moldings, peg-and-groove wood floor, an elegant fireplace, and bay windows with impressive leaded glass. The formal dining room has wainscoting and a beautiful chandelier. Adjacent to the dining room is the bright family room with coffered ceiling. There is a cozy breakfast room with built-in buffet counter and original corner display cabinets. The light-filled kitchen has ample storage cabinets and adjoins a laundry room. The 3 bedrooms are located in the west wing of the house. The master suite features multiple closets, and a vanity/dressing area leading to the master bath. The 2nd bedroom offers bay windows and the 3rd bedroom/convertible den has built-in cabinets. The spacious rear yard is the perfect setting for an intimate summer night alfresco or large gatherings. This is California living at its best!!!


For more information click here:  $1,110,000 :: 2285 Sherwood Road, San Marino CA, 91108

Listed with Janice Lee (w/ ), Prudential California Realty

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My next pick is a very unique property in Pasadena bordering with San Marino.

2804 East California Pasadena

It is easy to dismiss an estate located on California Boulevard.  California is known to be a pretty busy street and sometimes seeing the address, home buyers and their real estate agents would assume that you'd hear a lot of traffic and the property would be difficult to get in and out of.  This is truly not the case with this luxury home.

This gated estate is situated on over an acre of land and provide one of the most tranquil environments with beautiful, modern architecture.  John Galbraith known for his modern, Mid-Century designs truly outdid himself with this spectacular estate.

Originally listed for sale about 4 months ago at $4,500,000, this home has just been reduced to $4,250,000.  It is surrounded by multi-million dollar homes and offers privacy and luxury living at its best.  If you are looking to buy a home in this price range and are a lover of Mid-Century design,  this one is definitely worth taking a look at.

You can learn more about this luxury home here - $4,250,000 :: 2804 East California Boulevard, Pasadena CA, 91107

Here's what the listing agent had to say about this property:

A stunning 1 story California contemporary residence on a spectacular, level 1 acre (45,300 sqft)lot, with San Marino schools, designed by noted architect John Galbraith & situated in a prime Pasadena location. This home features: fabulous master bedroom suite w/beautiful master bath w/vanity, double sinks, 2 separate commodes, large walk in closet & separate dressing table; 3 additional large bedrooms & 2 baths, plus powder room; spacious living room w/fireplace & walls of glass overlooking rear & side gardens, pool & spa; formal dining room w/herringbone parquet flooring; state of the art siematic kitchen w/breakfast area & family room w/fireplace; media room w/cathdral ceilings; office w/built in cabinetry; laundry room & mud room w/2 wine coolers. park like grounds include: large front grassy area; front decking w/koi pond; mature plantings w/many specimen trees; rear landscaping w/raised Ipe wood decking; built in BBQ w/wet bar; fish pond; private Zen garden w/fountain; pool & spa

Listed with Linda Chang (w/ Brent Chang), Coldwell Banker


Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, John Aaroe Group. Call me today at 626-629-8439

As always, my real estate team and I are ready to assist you with all your home selling and buying needs.  Until next week!