Striking midcentury modern on an architecturally blessed block in Altadena asking $1.089M

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Located in the foothills just south of Mount Lowe, Altadena’s Sunny Oaks Circle is a miniature paradise of pedigreed post-and-beams. In the early 1950s, the tree-lined block became something of a testing ground for the style of California Modernism emerging from USC’s School of Architecture, spearheaded by USC instructor/Case Study architect Calvin Straub.

Along with Straub’s own former residence, Sunny Oaks Circle contains homes by Harold Bissner, Jr., Richard Leitch, Douglas Byles, and the firm of Fetridge, Wilde and Lundy, who produced this dashing specimen that’s now on the market.

Per its listing, the 1,755-square-foot post and beam has been “updated and restored over the last few years with great attention to detail and sensitivity to the home’s architectural integrity.”

Standout features include polished concrete floors, clerestory windows, beamed ceilings, walls of glass, a triangulated brick fireplace, and Bouquet Canyon stone walls.

The three-bedroom home’s kitchen and baths have been revamped, as well as its HVAC and plumbing systems.

On a bucolic lot measuring 8,205 square feet, it’s asking $1.089 million. Open house is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.










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