Built in 1904, this rustic estate designed by early-twentieth-century Arts & Crafts powerhouses Greene & Greene is considered to be the precursor to California's now-ubiquitous ranch-style house, says the listing. (The house was originally one story; the second story and striking wooden staircase were added in 1923 by Henry Greene.) The seven-bedroom, five-bathroom house is nestled into the sleepy Sierra Madre's foothills and comes with "handcrafted paneled doors and hardware," plus lots of natural materials from the nearby mountains, like the giant boulders that make up the main fireplace. The backyard has a huge brick oven/fireplace structure and a large pergola, which probably help make the nearly-half-acre property great for entertaining. "The rough materials, simply composed without decorative adornment, make [this] one of the Greenes' finest architectural understatements," say USC's archives devoted to the brothers' work. The asking price is $1.869 million.
· 327 Sierra Woods Drive [Redfin]