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Spectacular Spanish Colonial Revival house in Altadena seeks $2.8M

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The tile in the master bathroom is a sight to see

Photos by Erik Grammar Photography.
Courtesy of Rob Kallick/Sotheby’s International Realty

Way up in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, this Altadena dreamboat is basically next door to the Angeles National Forest. It sits on its own little forest-like plot—almost a half acre of oak trees, open space, and lawn.

The house dates to 1926, when it was built for the publisher of American Architect magazine, the listing says. The house is still achingly beautiful, with period Saltillo tile floors, original wall sconces and bathroom tile, and a winding staircase with patterned tiles on every step.

Interiors include high, beamed ceilings in the living room, a family room with built-in bookshelves and a wet bar, and a kitchen that will make you want to stay in and cook.

Beyond the walls of the residence, the property holds multiple patios, three outdoor fireplaces, a “newer” pool and spa, and a greenhouse.

It’s listed for $2.79 million.