Couple of bulletins out of Glendora: 1) the signature strawberry donut is back in season at the town's much-ballyhooed pastry purveyor, The Donut Man, and 2) the Wallace Neff-designed Albourne Rancho, aka the Singer Mansion, is also once again available. Built in 1932 as a winter home for Arthur K. Bourne, son of the president of the Singer Corporation, the Georgian Revival estate was put on the auction block back in 2011 with an initial asking price of $5.3 million, but according to public records, it took two years and numerous pricechops before it changed hands, closing on May 28 with a final sale price of $2.25 million. Listed today at $2.441 million, the 1.6-acre compound includes an 11,000-square-foot main house with 13 bedrooms and 10 baths; a two-bedroom, two-bath guesthouse; chauffeur's quarters; and Glendora's first schoolhouse. The property's features include a wine cellar, custom bar, theater room/art gallery, swimming pool, and "one of the largest privately owned rose gardens in the US."
· 820 N Verano Drive [Estately]
· Wallace Neff Singer Sewing Estate in Glendora to Be Auctioned Off [CurbedLA]