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Romantic English Tudor by Architect Garrett Van Pelt – 1585 East Altadena Drive

This romantic and stylish English Tudor residence in Altadena was designed and built by architect Garrett Van Pelt in 1929. Van Pelt was one of the premier architects in early 1900s Los Angeles and lived in nearby Pasadena in a home he built for himself and his family.

1585 East Altadena Drive
Altadena, CA 91001

Asking Price: $2,580,00 | 5 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 3,720 Sq. Ft. | .39 Acres | Built in 1929

Van Pelt worked with Sylvanus Marston and Edgar Maybury and independently. The firm designed a dozen custom homes in San Marino and hundreds in the Pasadena area. A number of their works are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. 1585 East Altadena Drive is a masterclass in English Tudor design.

A dramatic circular entry hall encircled by a gracefully rising staircase provides a stunning focal point for the incredibly spacious 3,720 square foot home.

The home has been impeccably maintained and updated with the best quality materials. Original hardwood floors are found throughout. The formal living room offers a spacious and chic space to entertain or relax around the stately fireplace. There is also a powder room for guests on the first floor.

A formal dining room opens up to the pool and backyard through not one but two sets of elegant French doors.

The casual den is a relaxing spot to unwind with friends and family and a good film on the big screen.

The large cook’s kitchen is decked out in natural wood tones with a lovely green tile countertop and backsplash.

A sunny breakfast room just off the kitchen also has two pairs of French doors.

The fifth bedroom/guest room/maid’s room is downstairs with a bathroom en suite.

The bathrooms have been recently redone with honed Carrara marble countertop and floors that complement the elegance of this classic home.

There is a wonderful office space with built-ins making for the perfect stay-at-home work day.

The other four bedrooms are upstairs, including this spacious primary suite.

The primary bedroom has a great patio for enjoying peaceful evening sunsets overlooking the mountains.

The en suite primary bath contains both a soaking tub and a walk-in shower.

The backyard offers absolute privacy with beautiful mountain views, an elegant heated pool and a jacuzzi, a built-in BBQ, island, and bar, and a large and comfortable outdoor covered patio with automated blinds.

And in the very back of the property, kids will love the safe and covered basketball court.

The exterior of the house is half-timbered with extensive use of brick and Palos Verde stone. The property is a street to street double lot with an extra-long driveway for at least five cars and a three car garage with an EV charger. The property is also just a stone’s throw from several trailheads for excellent hiking in Angelus National Forest.

With its beautifully landscaped front and back yards, stunning mountain backdrop, and classic English Tudor style, 1585 East Altadena Avenue is a timeless masterpiece and one of the area’s most beautiful and architecturally significant homes.

If you are interested in viewing 1585 East Altadena Avenue in Altadena, or in finding other architecturally significant homes for sale in Los Angeles, call me today at (323) 697-3040 or email me at jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com.

Listing provided courtesy of Arielle Dupertuis DRE #01904113  Sotheby’s International Realty.

Jacqueline Tager | CalBre#: 1476997
jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes | (323) 697-3040
Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage
1801 N Hillhurst Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027

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