This $1.2M Midcentury Home Embraces the Majesty of the San Gabriel Mountains

Situated at the end of an Altadena cul-de-sac, the well-preserved dwelling is a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of L.A.

Property Details

Location: 1059 Alpine Villa Drive, Altadena, CA, 91001
Price: $1,249,000
Footprint: 1272 square feet (3 bedrooms, 2 baths) 
Lot size: 0.18 Acres
Year built: 1950
From the agent: "Welcome to this incredible post-and-beam midcentury, set in an unparalleled sylvan setting at the end of a wooded cul-de-sac. The home has three bedrooms and two baths including a lower-level bonus guest suite or bunk room that is tucked off the verdant yard. You feel like you are miles away from the hustle and bustle and in your own hideaway retreat. You step into the architectural home via a tall door flanked by period, reeded glass panels. As you enter the residence, wrapped in windows, you are led to the elegant living room with beamed ceilings as well as a stately fireplace. This adjoins the inviting dining area and kitchen that has been recently remodeled. This upper floor also features a renovated bath and two bedrooms, including a primary bedroom that opens out to a wide balcony that showcases treetop views of the beautiful surroundings. The bottom floor is bonus space and would be ideal as a separate guest suite or office. This property is filled with character details and fixtures throughout including custom built-ins, clerestory windows and midcentury lighting that complete the picture-perfect interior. The exterior of the house is accessed from numerous sets of tall glass doors that frame the sweeping views of our majestic San Gabriel Mountains. Enjoy the raised deck and patio area while entertaining friends or for simply relaxing with the morning paper. It is idyllic and steps down to the shade-dappled, terraced yard that beckons you with its serenity and grace, all in a once in a lifetime location. Don’t miss this true Altadena beauty."

The entrance of this Altadena home, about 15 miles away from Los Angeles, is framed by period-correct reeded glass panels. The front door is a deep orange, a warm invitation to the rest of the house. 

The bright living room features hardwood floors and a beamed ceiling, as well as easy access to the deck. 

The white brick fireplace, flanked by built-in shelves, is the centerpiece of the living room. 

The dining area, set against the reeded glass panels of the front entrance, sits right outside the colorful kitchen. 

The kitchen, which is filled with playful mint tones, has a view into the backyard and features a patterned tile floor. 


A deep orange reading nook sits right beside the kitchen. 

The hallway leading into the second bedroom has additional storage cabinets. 

The second bedroom has windows looking out into the verdant backyard. 

The top-floor bathroom features patterned tile floors and a raised bowl sink. 

The deck wraps around the back of the home to create an elevated walkway. 

The master bedroom has a protected deck, as well as views into the yard and beyond to the San Gabriel Mountains. 

The bedroom is light filled and airy, with easy access to the rest of the home. 

The wooden slats of the deck meet a stone patio—perfect for al fresco meals set against the backdrop of the lush backyard.

The home has a concrete walkway from the deck to the backyard for easy access to both outdoor spaces. 

The backyard is split into two sections, with stone pebbles filling the upper area, and natural greenery occupying the lower.  

The upper area of the backyard is perfect for entertaining and taking in the San Gabriel Mountains. 

The backyard’s stone walkway leads into the guest suite, which features one bedroom and one bathroom.

The guest bedroom is steps away from the backyard, and features original shelving for storage needs. 

The backyard is perfectly set up for outdoor entertaining—or just a midday lounge. 

1059 Alpine Villa Drive, in Altadena, California, is currently listed for $1,249,000 by Dhari Thein of DPP Real Estate.

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