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Mid-Century Compound in Bradbury Has Never Changed Hands

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Well, isn't this downright modest and un-Tuscan for rich little Bradbury? Let's let the listing explain: "Lured by the call of a quieter life, newlyweds James and Dorothy Chadwick left the bustle of Los Angeles in 1946 for a more pastoral home among the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. On this hilltop retreat they built a modest house (now the guesthouse)." In 1957, they added the glassy, now-main house, designed by Harold B. Zook; it doesn't sound like it's changed hands since then (James, in case you were wondering, ran the Chadwick-Helmuth Company, "the world leader in vibration analysis and rotor balance for helicopters and other aircraft"). The property is guard-gated (standard for Bradbury) and includes 10.6 acres with more than 250 orange trees, the main house with three suites, a guesthouse with two-car garage, a studio/workshop, and a double-sized garage. The listing notes that "The parcel may also be subdivided with City approval." Asking price is $5.48 million.
· Chadwick Estate [Official Site]
· Bradbury Estate on 10+ acres with views [Sotheby's International Realty]