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500 N Michillinda Avenue Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Sold Price $3,715,000
List Price $3,750,000
7 beds
5.5 baths
5,810 sq ft

Courtesy of Deasy Penner Podley, Katherine Orth. IDX Contact: 626-355-2384

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Katie Orth

Katie Orth

Seller’s Agent

DRE# 00942500

Jan Greteman

Jan Greteman

Seller’s Co-Agent

DRE# 01943630

Property Description

Expand your space while keeping your privacy intact. At the end of a tree-lined drive, behind a security gate is a stunning early California Hacienda-style estate once owned by Herbert Hoover, Jr., son of the 31st President of the United States. President and Mrs. Hoover visited often and the home was known as The Winter White House. It was originally built in 1928 by local businessman, Frank Picard, and the estate included almost 6 acres of land. In 1932, when the Hoovers moved in, they added a children’s wing. Word has it that the playroom, which is accessed by a slide, was designed by family friend, A. A. Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh. The current owner has lovingly maintained the property, making necessary improvements and upgrades while respecting the architectural integrity of the building and its grounds. The main residence will impress with its expansive rooms, soaring open-beamed ceilings, updated kitchen with original ice box, four fireplaces, wood paneled library, huge formal dining room, and so much more. In addition, there is a full guest house with living room, kitchen, bedroom, bath, office, laundry room and screened-in porch. Spectacular grounds with meandering brick pathways, pool, spa, pool house, and several outdoor dining/sitting areas. This stately property and its colorful link with history reflects the graceful architecture of an earlier era. A hidden gem that is truly one of Sierra Madre’s finest treasures!

Property Details & Features

Property Type

  • Single Family Residence

Year Built

  • 1928

Schools

  • Pasadena Unified

Appliances and Equipment

  • Double Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Gas Cooktop
  • Disposal
  • Refrigerator

Basement

  • Unfinished

Bathrooms

  • 1 half bathroom
  • 5 full bathrooms
  • 6 total bathrooms
  • 6 bathrooms on main level

Bedrooms

  • 7 total bedrooms
  • 7 bedrooms on main level

House

  • Built in 1928
  • Stories: 1
  • 5,810 sqft living area
  • Mediterranean
  • No Common Walls
  • One
  • Brick
  • Covered
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Screened
  • House

Community

  • Dog Park
  • Foothills
  • Hiking

Cooling

  • Central Air

Fireplaces

  • Dining Room
  • Family Room
  • Library
  • Living Room
  • Outside

Floors

  • Vinyl
  • Wood

Garage

  • Attached garage
  • 2 garage spaces

Heating

  • Forced Air

Interior Features

  • Beamed Ceilings
  • Built-in Features
  • High Ceilings
  • All Bedrooms Down
  • Bedroom on Main Level
  • Dressing Area
  • Jack and Jill Bath
  • Main Level Master
  • Walk-In Closet(s)

Laundry

  • Laundry Room

Listing

  • Property Subtype: Single Family Residence
  • 8 days on market
  • Listed on 2021-08-14

Location

  • County: Los Angeles

Lot

  • 50113 sqft
  • 1.15 acres
  • Area: 50113
  • Lot Over 40000 Sqft

Parking

  • 2 total parking spaces
  • Asphalt
  • Driveway
  • Garage
  • Gravel
  • Off Street
  • Private
  • RV Potential

Pool

  • Private pool
  • In Ground
  • Private

Possession

  • Negotiable

Property

  • 2 units
  • Guest House
  • Shed(s)
  • Cabana

Schools

  • Elementary School: Silver Oak
  • Middle School: Sierra Madre
  • High School District: Pasadena Unified

Security System

  • Security System
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector(s)
  • Security Gate
  • Key Card Entry
  • Smoke Detector(s)

Sewer

  • Public Sewer

Spa

  • In Ground
  • Private

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