Dreamy Midcentury Modern Home in Southern California Hits the Market for $2.5M

A perfectly preserved midcentury modern home has hit the market in Altadena, CA—for the first time!

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom property is listed for $2.25 million. After 13 days on the market, this pristine time capsule appears to have found a buyer and is pending sale. The new owners will be the second-ever family to enjoy this beautiful home.

“It’s in very authentic condition,” says listing agent Rachelle Rosten, with Douglas Elliman – Beverly Hills.

This 2,753-square-foot beauty retains many of its original details, she adds. No major overhauls or tinkering with the architecture.


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Indoor-outdoor space

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‘Step back in time’

Architect Boyd Georgi designed the home in 1960 for the family of the sellers.

“It’s an opportunity for somebody to basically take a step back in time and make the house their own,” Rosten says. “It starts with the architecture, which is pure and untouched,”

She notes the built-ins and other original touches, including the charming olive and yellow wallpaper.

The home sits on more than 2 acres—a rarity in the area, and one that attracted a lot of interest from potential buyers with varied priorities.

“I have been contacted by a bunch of people in the architecture and design world,” Rosten says. “I’m also showing it to people who are really just looking for a big piece of land. I know the family, in a perfect world, would love a buyer who preserves the house. That’s their first choice.”


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Indoor-outdoor living

The home’s design is centered on a courtyard and has many windows, perfect for indoor-outdoor living.

“It’s got walls of glass on multiple sides; and every single window you look out, you’re seeing greenery,” she says. “You feel like you’re floating because of where it’s sited. It’s very private.”

The property features a substantial primary bedroom, but the three secondary bedrooms are modestly sized for one very interesting reason: The owners valued outdoor play for their children and didn’t want them holed up inside, Rosten explains


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Living space

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A deck and free-form pool take full advantage of the spacious property, but there’s room for more.

“One person came through, and they said they’ve always wanted to make their own wine and plant a vineyard,” Rosten says.

While the architectural design is intact, she says the new owners will probably overhaul it a bit.

“Stepping into a home like this, it’s literally like stepping back in time, and that speaks to people because it’s interesting. It’s different. It’s unique,” Rosten says.