Mid-Century Modern Dream Home in Southern California Hits the Market for $2.5 Million

A perfectly preserved Mid-Century Modern home has hit the market in Altadena, CA for the first time!

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom property is listed at $2.25 million. After 13 days on the market, this pristine time capsule appears to have found a buyer and is awaiting sale. The new owners will be the second family to enjoy this beautiful home.

“It is in very authentic condition,” says the listing agent Rachelle Rostenwith Douglas Elliman – Beverly Hills.

This 2,753-square-foot beauty retains many of its original details, she adds. No major overhaul or tinkering with the architecture.


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‘To go back in time’

Architect Boyd Georgi designed the house in 1960 for the Sellers family.

“It’s an opportunity for someone to step back in time and make the house their own,” Rosten says. “It starts with the architecture, which is pure and untouched”,

She notes the built-ins and other quirky touches, including the lovely olive and yellow wallpaper.

The home sits on over 2 acres, a rarity in the area, and one that has generated a lot of interest from potential buyers with varying priorities.

“I was contacted by a group of people from the world of architecture and design,” says Rosten. “I also show it to people who are really looking for a big pitch. I know the family, in a perfect world, would like a home-preserving buyer. It’s their first choice.

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Indoor-outdoor living

The house design is centered around a courtyard and has many windows, perfect for indoor and outdoor living.

“It has glass walls on several sides; and every window you look out of, you see greenery,” she says. “You feel like you’re floating because of where it’s located. It’s very private.

The property has a substantial master bedroom, but the three secondary bedrooms are modest in size for a very interesting reason: the owners enjoyed outdoor play for their children and didn’t want them locked inside. , explains Rosten.


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Living space

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A sundeck and freeform pool take full advantage of the spacious property, but there’s room for more.

“A person came, and she said she had always wanted to make her own wine and plant a vineyard,” says Rosten.

Although the architectural design is intact, she says the new owners are likely to revamp it a bit.

“Walking into a house like this is literally like stepping back in time, and it speaks to people because it’s interesting. It’s different. It’s unique,” ​​says Rosten.

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