HOME OF THE WEEK: A Beautiful 1931 Monterey Colonial Revival Located in Altadena

2195 North Hill Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001
Published on Apr 21, 2021


This 1931 Monterey Colonial Revival is an architectural treasure believed to have been designed by local architects Gentry & Son. This stately home captures the charm and romance of a bygone era, along with updated amenities. Set back from the street for ultimate privacy, the setting offers a view of the Altadena Golf course as well as the glorious San Gabriel Mountains.




The entrance is graced by a hand-carved door leading into a formal entry with terracotta tiled floor that extends up the staircase, graced by original details with wrought iron and inlaid Spanish tiles. The elegant living room features a stunning picture window that showcases the incredible view. The elegant fireplace is flanked by built-ins. Both the formal living and dining rooms are of grand proportions featuring gleaming original wood floors and period fixtures. The library/family room features a beamed ceiling, built-in bookshelves and a fireplace. From both the living room and library, there is access onto a classic Spanish courtyard with covered patio featuring a fountain, and roses. The gated courtyard exudes a traditional elegance and offers a private setting perfect for indoor-outdoor entertaining.

The kitchen is spacious with three walls of wood cabinetry. The breakfast room is flooded with natural light and features wood floors and original corner cabinets and flows into the adjacent butler’s pantry with original, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. Completing the downstairs is a bedroom with a private bath as well as a powder room for guests.


Upstairs are five bedrooms with beautiful wood floors and magnificent light pouring through multiple windows. The front bedrooms open onto a classic covered Spanish balcony, with magnificent views. There are multiple walk-in closets and ample built-in cabinetry. One of the bedrooms functions as a large office, flanked by bookshelves and another as a sitting room with a fireplace. The three upstairs bathrooms have period tiles and light fixtures.



The electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems have been recently upgraded yet the original period details have been preserved. These include a Spanish tile roof, hand-hewn beams, hardwood floors, built-in cabinets, decorative wrought iron details, original tiled floors, original bathroom hardware, and period light fixtures. The gracious entry and dining room feature terra cotta flooring. A paneled den, powder room, kitchen, breakfast room and guest bedroom with bathroom complete the ground floor. The large level lot features mature trees and beautiful plantings. The detached two-car garage, with large laundry room and storage room adds to the beautiful exterior. This is a unique opportunity to live in a property built with exceptional craftsmanship and elegant details.


Main Properties:

Bedroom(s): 6
Bathroom(s): 5
Square Feet: 4,018 sq.ft.
Lot Size: 17,921 sq.ft.
2-car garage with large laundry room plus storage room with toilet, offering an opportunity for ADU conversion or home office.

Offered at $2,495,000

For a Virtual Tour of the property, visit 2195hill.com  or  https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=YihRiUMmchK&mls=1.


For more information contact:

Nancy Valentine
Listing & Selling since 1991
Cell: (818) 259-4270
Licensed Broker
DRE# 01305369

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