Home of the Week: The Hoover Estate

500 North Michillinda Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Published on Aug 17, 2021

Expand your space while keeping your privacy intact. At the end of a tree-lined drive, behind a security gate is a stunning early California Hacienda-style estate once owned by Herbert Hoover, Jr., son of the 31st President of the United States. President and Mrs. Hoover visited often and the home was known as “The Winter White House.” It was originally built in 1928 by local businessman, Frank Picard, and the estate included almost six acres of land. In 1932, when the Hoovers moved in, they added a children’s wing. Word has it that the playroom, which is accessed by a slide, was designed by family friend, A. A. Milne, the author of “Winnie the Pooh.” The current owner has lovingly maintained the property, making necessary improvements and upgrades while respecting the architectural integrity of the building and its grounds.

The main residence will impress with its expansive rooms, soaring open-beamed ceilings, updated kitchen with original “ice box,” four fireplaces, wood paneled library, huge formal dining room, and so much more. In addition, there is a full guest house with living room, kitchen, bedroom, bath, office, laundry room and screened-in porch. Spectacular grounds with meandering brick pathways, pool, spa, pool house and several outdoor dining/sitting areas. This stately property and its colorful link with history reflects the graceful architecture of an earlier era. A hidden gem that is truly one of Sierra Madre’s finest treasures.

Main Properties:

Bedroom(s): 7
Bathroom(s): 5.5
Square Feet: 5,810 sq.ft.
Lot Size: 50,113 sq.ft.
Garage: 2 spaces

Offered at $3,750,000

For a Virtual Tour of the property, visit deasypennerpodley.com/properties/sierra-madre/91024/500-north-michillinda-ave/.

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