3914 ALTURA AVE, LA CRESCENTA, CA 91214
Designed and built in 1953 by noted architect S. David Underwood of design firm, Millard Sheets, this elegant, minimalist, mid-century modern home in the historic, Crescenta Highlands is ready for its next owner. Striking a dramatic pose with the beautiful San Gabriel mountains as a backdrop, the home is sited on a graceful downslope 10,000 SF lot that plateaus and becomes a secluded, private, flat enclave. The home was clearly designed to reflect the topography of the area with its wing-like roof line that mimics the mountain range beyond and a rock roof that pays homage to the hilly terrain. The home has 3 bedrooms in the east wing and a large bonus space on the opposite side, which could be used as a den, office or a large, primary bedroom. A brick fireplace acts as a centerpiece for the living area which has dramatic, high ceilings, an open concept and tons of built-ins. Recent updates include polished concrete floors which run throughout the home, an updated kitchen with quartz countertops among other thoughtful enhancements. Brick accents travel from the front exterior, through the home and into the backyard, creating wonderful continuity. Large, dramatic windows flood the home with light during the day, offering a distinct feeling of volume and space. The open floor plan makes entertaining a breeze, while the indoor/outdoor flow to the backyard offers a quintessential, southern California lifestyle. The street is wide. The schools are excellent. It's time to move to Glendale!