|Janes Village Historic Landmark District
||Huge yard with entertainment area
|Guest House 518 sf
|Dual A/C / Heat
||Fully fenced yard
Own a piece of Altadena History: The Crawford House has been designated by Altadena Heritage as one of the few homes in west Altadena with historical significance and will delight architectural history lovers with the many noteworthy details found throughout the property. The 99 year old, two story model Craftsman sits within the Janes Village Neighborhood, an Historic Heritage Area. The property is a preferred location for TV/ film shoots (a potential income source) and includes a one bedroom/one bathroom guest house with separate entrance and driveway parking. Currently rented at $1,000 a month, the guest house could also provide extra income, if desired. The expansive, lushly landscaped lot has 27 fruit trees, including orange, plum, apple, loquat, tangerine, and grapefruit, as well as stately deodars, jacarandas, wisteria and two majestic oaks. The lot is fully fenced with an electric driveway gate and automatic exterior lights. Included on the lot is a huge entertainment area with fire pit, fountain and gazebo, a tree house, a large children’s playset, a finished work shed, 4-space parking, an attractive trellis with hanging wisteria, and an outdoor kitchen with sink and gas outlet for the grill. Walk past the peaceful fountain onto the wide front porch and be cooled by the languidly turning, wood blade ceiling fan. Step through the front door to find the exquisite craftsmanship of the home itself with exceptional, preserved details. The formal foyer leads through double doors into the living room. This room features a Batchelder fireplace, a Beaux Arts stained glass window echoed across the room by the etched glass doors of the built-in cabinets, coved crown with picture rail molding, base molding, original silk wallpaper, embossed ceiling paper, light sconces and push button light switches. Next to this work of art is the dining room with candelabra chandelier, masterfully crafted built-in buffet, double pocket doors, and plenty of windows. Adjoining is the butler’s pantry which currently serves as an office. Continue to the delightful 21st century reconceived kitchen which features modern convenience while staying true to the charming characteristics of the home. Remodeled in 2005, this gourmet kitchen has Wellborn cabinets, Travertine counters, hardwood floors, recessed lights, and Frigidaire Professional Series stainless steel appliances including a 5-burner range and self-cleaning convection oven. Off the kitchen is a mud room/laundry room with half bathroom. There is also access from the kitchen to an ample California basement with cement floor and walk out door that would make an excellent wine cellar. Upstairs are the 3 bedrooms with hardwood floors installed in 2005. The spacious master suite has a walk-in closet, a TV/reading lounge, and a balcony overlooking the estate grounds. The full master bathroom features Carrera marble, a stand alone shower, brushed nickel hardware, and a claw foot tub with overhead skylight. The second bedroom has a balcony overlooking the front yard and a door into the third bedroom, which can also be accessed from the hallway. Another full bathroom is across the hall featuring a shower/bath with rain forest shower head and gleaming decorative tile, pedestal sink, and an hexagonal tile floor. The home includes new exterior paint, a retrofitted chimney, new roof on work shed and guest house, whole house security system, automatic sprinklers, mostly copper plumbing, 200 amp main service panel, and dual zone ac/heat, one upstairs and one downstairs. The neighborhood is zoned for horses and sits above the smog line under the San Gabriel Mountains. With easy access to hiking, retail stores and freeways, this home offers both the convenience of urban living and the serenity of an historical retreat.