135 years ago, when this Victorian Cottage was built, Altadena was in its infancy. Built in 1886, only 4 years after Altadena's Founder, Captain Frederick Woodbury built his home, this home is believed to be Altadena's second oldest home. In the 1970's, a second unit was added, making the structure a legal duplex. The current owner (of 25 years) has preserved and restored as much of the past as possible, including the original Douglas Fir wood floors, 11 foot ceilings, original windows, mouldings, picture rails and original exterior architectural embellishments. With 3 bedrooms (one currently used as den), a spacious living room, large, elegant, formal dining and a spacious, updated kitchen, the home also lends itself to modern living. And, unusual in a home of this vintage, there is ample storage with multiple closets, including walk-in, throughout. There is also central air/heat, an updated bath, retrofitted foundation and many electrical and plumbing updates. The other unit is a spacious and modern 2 bedroom, 1 bath, filled with natural light and offering beautiful mountain views. This unit has a separate and secluded entrance for extra privacy with a dramatic, 2-story vaulted entry staircase. The kitchen and bathroom are fully remodeled, there is a large, walk-in closet, updated lighting and ceiling fans in each room. The main home enjoys a beautifully landscaped yard with water-wise plantings, mature trees and tall privacy hedges. The 2 BR apartment features a spacious patio with privacy hedges. The entire property is completely fenced and hidden from the street. There is a two-car, tandem carport as well as a 1 car garage, plus additional uncovered parking. Both units are separately metered for gas and electric. Offering nice separation, this property is perfect as an income producer or multi-generational living.This is a quiet neighborhood with a mix of long-term owners and tenants, where neighbors wave to each other on the street and look out for each other. It is tucked in near the historic Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum. The original Super Man is buried here, as well as many of Altadena and Pasadena's founding families and a Tuskegee Airman, the famous group of African American World War 2 pilots. The cemetery hosts a much anticipated Haunted Tour every Halloween. In addition, the cemetery grounds are a Bird Sanctuary with public access for dog walking, etc.
FACTS / FEATURES
- Built in 1886
- Lot Size: 4,661 sqft
- View: None
- Cooling: Central Air,Wall/Window Unit(s)
- Heating: Central,Wall Furnace
- Parking: 4 spaces total