9607 National Blvd. | Beverlywood/Palms | Open this Sunday 1-4pm | November 17
1055 South San Rafael Avenue, Pasadena
Offered at $3,850,000
Today I toured an architectural showpiece home in the hills of San Rafael. The roof is covered with terra cotta fish scale tile, and the 4 inch thick wooden entrance doors open into a courtyard that is illuminated by a sparkling pool and sun-filled gardens. Throughout the home, the sheer magnificence of the detailing, the uber-high ceilings, wood beams and accents are a unique styling and form a contemporary and dramatic scene. Another amazing offering from the City of Pasadena.
If you are not represented by an agent and have interest in more details concerning this property, please feel free to contact me directly for more details.
Listing courtesy of Catherine “Tink” Cheney and Lois Derry of Coldwell Banker Previews.
Interior Pictures Of Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen’s Brentwood, CA Mega Mansion!
There are now interior pictures available of Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen’s Brentwood, CA mega mansion! Located on Chalon Road, the 22,000 square foot home was built by Tyler Development Corporation and cost approximately $20 million to build (Tom & Gisele bought the land for $11 million).
I am extremely grateful for having recently joined the outstanding team at Teles Properties Pasadena, and through the experience I have been awakened to the many facets of this cosmopolitan city.
It seems that while I have lived in Pasadena and my husband and I have raised a family here and in surrounding communities for close to two decades, my career was always located in areas in other parts of the sprawling city referred to as metropolitan Los Angeles. When I worked in the entertainment industry, for instance, I worked in Hollywood and then in the media-centric Burbank.
I later transitioned into real estate and worked with real estate investors on the 21st floor of the City National Building in “downtown” Sherman Oaks – a location that boasted an extremely accessible route to the Westside, Beverly Hills, Encino, Hollywood Hills, Hancock Park, Silverlake, Los Feliz and every fantastic neighborhood that comprise Los Angeles. I recall being struck by each unique vibe and perks that the residents of each of these neighborhoods enjoyed, and it was tough to pinpoint a favorite – they were all equally marvelous when you experienced them first-hand.
In these past two months as I settle into my new Teles home, I have been getting to know my local city of Pasadena on a more personal basis, and I am struck by the uniquely impressive offerings that are available to those of us who call Pasadena home.
On the eve of this Jackie Robinson day 2013, my family went to see 42 at the Arclight Pasadena, and afterwards we drove past the Pasadena Robinson Memorial across from city hall, at the corner of East Union Street and North Garfield Avenue.
The movie was an amazing recount of the history surrounding Jackie Robinson’s breaking of baseball color lines and how he became the first African-American to play on a major sports team. Bigger still to me than his incredible athletic achievements was the way in which he endured the resistance and the challenges that he faced with grace, and humility and a showing of utmost class. I was equally impressed with the racial tolerance and that was showcased throughout the film in Robinson’s hometown of Pasadena, 66 years ago.
Pasadena is the truest example of a melting pot of cultures who live together in unity that I have ever experienced, and I now realized that it has been this way for many decades.
As I attended my obligatory new member orientation last week at the Pasadena Association of Realtors, I learned many interesting and endearing facts concerning this exceptional city, including that Pasadena Realtors had elected both a black man to be president of their association before the time in history when Rosa Parks had refused to give up her seat on the bus.
They had also elected and a female president shortly thereafter – further evidence that this amazing city is well ahead of the curve in terms of progressive thinking, community, and overall acceptance.
After contemplating the movie and the sculptures of Jackie (on the left, above) and brother Mack — the 200 meter silver medalist in the 1936 Berlin Olympics – I am both grateful and proud to call Pasadena home.