Open House Obsession: Go To Bungalow Heaven in Altadena, $869KAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 737 New York Drive, Altadena
When: Saturday and Sunday, January 23-24 from 2:00pm-4:00pm
What: A classic Altadena bungalow built in 1939, re-imagined in 2015 for modern living by the Pasadena firm Crafted Development. Now a 3-bed, 3-bath home with completely updated systems and new windows, it’s totally fresh start for a new owner. An aspirational buyer in 1939 would have come to Altadena looking for a formal living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, an efficient new kitchen with a breakfast nook, and one bathroom.
Today’s home buyers look for the same things, but we lead very different lives, so there’s a family/media room open to the yard, solving the problem of where to put the wide-screen TV. There are now the right number of new baths and an entirely new master bedroom suite has been added.
The bathrooms are austere and straightfoward– like the master bath, below.
What We Love: Unlike so many renovations, this is one didn’t obliterate the original. Plus a new owner will get to start from Ground Zero (literally!) with landscaping.
More: Check out the property’s dedicated website for additional images and details about this exceptional renovation.