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Mid-Century Modern Compound in Altadena Asking $899,000

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Now here's a property with a rather interesting history. According to its listing, this Altadena compound was originally owned by noted scultptor David Oliver Green and his wife Jaxine. (How awesome is the name "Jaxine Green"?) Occupying more than half an acre in the foothills, it contains a main house designed by USC architecture professor Randell Makinson and a guest unit designed by UCLA architecture instructor/artist Frederick Monhoff. Built in 1964, the main house features two bedrooms, one and three-quarter baths, sculpted ceilings, clerestory windows, a brick fireplace, and "walls of glass that open onto a deck running the length of the home," while the second structure, which was erected in 1949 and served as Green's studio/workshop, features a gallery space with a loft and fireplace, one bedroom, kitchen, and three-quarter bath. Last sold in 2003 for $650,000, the compound is now asking $899,000.

· 176 Jaxine Drive [Official site]
· 176 Jaxine Drive [Estately]