Home of the Week: In Pasadena, a home for mom

By Neal J. Leitereg Known as the Ruppel House, this lovingly maintained residence in Pasadena was hand-built in 1925 by local builder Fritz Ruppel for his mother, Gertrude. Updated and restored through the years, the home now pairs its handsome beams and wood-burning fireplace with a kitchen modernized for today’s standards. Tilework in one of the… Keep reading

Hot Property | Shia LaBeouf finds new scenery in Pasadena

By Neal J. Leitereg, Jack Flemming Actor Shia LaBeouf has purchased a newly built home in Pasadena for $5.475 million. Designed to evoke the period revival styles of the early 20th century, the Mediterranean-inspired residence sits on a third of an acre near the Huntington Library. A fountain and terrace sit outside the roughly 4,100-square-foot house,… Keep reading

4 Homes You Can Virtually Tour Now

We have some stunning and historically significant homes available and ready for you to explore. Take in the vintage charm of a Glendora estate surrounded by citrus groves or tour a stunning Spanish style home with modern upgrades. Looking to buy in the hip Los Feliz area? We have a modern home with striking views… Keep reading

Impeccable Spanish Colonial Revival above the Rose Bowl asking $1.5M

By Jenna Chandler Local builder and artisan Frederick Ruppel was an expert on the restoration of California’s historic Spanish buildings. According to building biographer Tim Gregory, Ruppel helped rehabilitate the gorgeous Mission San Juan Capistrano and was listed as an “estate construction specialist” for Laguna Beach’s exclusive Emerald Bay community. In 1925, he built this Spanish Colonial Revival… Keep reading

1930s Spanish Colonial Revival on century-old citrus orchard asking $1.15M

By Pauline O’Connor A living slice of California history is now up for sale in Glendora. Known as the Hanley-Pittman Estate, the property in question is located at 437 East Bennett Avenue behind the famous Glendora Bougainvillea, believed to be the largest growth of bougainvillea in the United States. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places,… Keep reading

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