August 20, 2012 |
Former Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal has sold his onetime home base in La Cañada Flintridge for $3.1 million. The Mediterranean-style villa, built in 2000, features a two-story entry, a grand staircase, a step-down living room, marble and limestone floors, a study, a media room, a wine tasting room and a billiards/game room. The grounds include a swimming pool with spa, an outdoor kitchen and a built-in barbecue. The golf-course view house has six bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and 7,402 square feet of living space.
April 8, 2012
Entered by a gated driveway that leads to a cobblestone motor court, this Cape Cod-inspired compound has a resort atmosphere with amenities such as a putting green, a 70-foot-long batting cage and a vineyard. Among the structures are a main residence with a library/music room and gym, a pool house with a kitchen, a detached theater with a projection system and bar, and a separate office suite. Location: 4385 Commonwealth Ave., La Canada Flintridge 91001 Asking price: $8.9 million Architect: Dave De Angelis Year built: 2006 Living space: Five bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 10,644 square feet Lot size: About 1.5 acres Features: Wine cellar for more than 3,000 bottles, tasting room, heated floors, basement billiard room, roof deck, solar power, saltwater pool with spa, misting system, outdoor kitchen, lighted sports court, citrus grove, equestrian zoning About the area: Last year, 244 single-family homes sold in 91011 ZIP Code at a median price of $1,060,000, according to DataQuick.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2012 |
A La Canada Flintridge resident who is facing thousands of dollars in fines for excessively trimming oaks on his property says the punishment is unfair. The city's Planning Commission on Tuesday held Franklin Wang responsible for hiring a pruning service not approved by the city, and for over-pruning six coastal live oaks, a species protected by municipal ordinance. Wang will have to pay a $3,650 fine and deposit $1,500 so that an arborist can inspect his trees three times during the next five years.
October 17, 2011 |
Former Dodgers President Dennis Mannion has listed his estate in La Canada Flintridge for sale at $3.3 million. Set on two acres, the Spanish-style house offers views of Pasadena, Glendale and Los Angeles. The 5,019-square-foot main house, built in 1960 and designed for entertaining, features walls of glass, an oversized living room, a family room, an office, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. A two-room studio of 781 square feet includes a three-quarter bathroom. Among outdoor amenities are a swimming pool, spa and a barbecue area with a fireplace.
July 9, 2011 |
The Olberz family, founders of the beleaguered Sport Chalet sporting goods chain, have sold their La Canada Flintridge mall to a Los Angeles investment firm for more than $40 million -- significantly less than what the project cost to build. La Canada Flintridge Town Center, completed in 2008, was built for about $60 million by the Olberz family's company La Canada Properties Inc. during the peak of the last real estate boom. Sport Chalet will continue to be a tenant in the mall.
HOME & GARDEN
February 15, 2011 |
A La Cañada Flintridge house once owned by Academy Award-winning actor Victor McLaglen has come on the market at $4.95 million. McLaglen and his family named the home Fairhaven and lived there from 1929 to '44. The 1.9-acre compound includes the two-story main house with basement, a two-bedroom guesthouse and a pool house for a total of 7,642 square feet of living space. McLaglen, who died in 1959 at 72, won his Oscar for "The Informer" (1935). He starred with John Wayne in "The Quiet Man" (1952)