An "extensive" remodel in 2006 left this nearly 3,000-square-foot Altadena estate with either an air of extreme coolness or extreme coldness. The plethora of roll-up doors from the living room/media room (formerly a garage) to the dining room and the spacious, white interior spaces could be institutional, but they could also be elements of the ultimate entertaining house. Still on the fence? The three-bedroom, two-and-a-quarter-bathroom residence, sited on almost half an acre, also has a large kitchen with concrete countertops and a domestic version of a glass-bottom boat with views down to a pile of rocks in the media room. The price for this contemporary residence is $1.15 million.
· 2373 North Altadena Dr., Altadena, CA 91001 [Redfin]