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Nifty 1960s post and beam in Altadena asking $1.1M

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Designed by USC-trained architects Fred Dinger and Harlan Pedersen

The four-bedroom residence is on the market for the first time in 21 years.
Photos by Todd Goodman, courtesy of Henry Blackham and Maureen Erbe

Well well well, looks like the housing gods have seen fit to favor us with a time capsule listing, and a very fine one at that. Located at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in northern Altadena, the well-preserved post-and-beam was designed by USC-trained architects Fred Dinger and Harlan Pedersen in 1962.

Available for the first time in more than two decades, the four-bedroom, two-bath home’s original features include vaulted beamed ceilings, wood-paneled walls, casement windows, cork floors, ceramic tile, and custom light fixtures.

Per the listing, there’s also a “custom fireplace screen by noted sculptor, and one-time neighbor, David Green, whose wife is the namesake of the street—Jaxine Drive, a street filled with architectural homes.”

Well-integrated into its .65-acre lot, the 1,944-square-foot residence is asking $1.1 million. Open houses are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Henry Blackham and Maureen Erbe of Deasy Penner Podley share the listing.

The home sports signature midcentury modern features such as beamed ceilings, cork floors, and walls of glass.
The fireplace screen was designed by noted sculptor David Oliver Green.
A pair of panels on the kitchen wall open to the dining room.
There are four bedrooms and two baths.
Scenic vistas can be enjoyed from nearly every room.
A view deck spans the upper level.