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Five-Bedroom Home in Sierra Madre Comes With Pool, Controversy

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We'd never claim to be an expert on Sierra Madre, but as anyone who's ever seen it featured on California's Gold or similar programs can tell you, there are a few things it's known for, such as its record-breaking wisteria vine, believed to be the world's largest; its lack of traffic lights; and its citizens' devotion to preserving its small-town flavor. In recent years, there's been a kerfuffle over developers' plans to turn a parcel of land once owned by the city's founder, Nathaniel Carter, into a luxury residential subdivision called Stonegate at Sierra Madre. Among the properties up for grabs within the sixty-five-acre development is this historic home, known as the Willis Residence. Built in 1941, the 3,900-square-foot bungalow features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a pool. Beyond that, it's hard to say, as the listing is skimpy on both details and photos. Asking price is $1.2 million.
· 650 S BALDWIN Ave [Redfin]
· Builder, Residents, City Council Spar over One Carter, Stonehouse Properties [Sierra Madre Weekly]
· How Sierra Madre is to be Sold [Sierra Madre Tattler]