Home of the Week: Grand Craftsman on Johnston Lake

Situated on Johnston Lake in the prestigious south San Rafael area of Pasadena, this grand Craftsman, custom designed by architect Doug Ewing, was built in 2006/7. The home features a great room boasting 18′ ceilings, a boulder fireplace, and wood-beamed ceiling, all open to the view beyond. The magnificent master suite with fireplace, elegant bath… Keep reading

Perfectly Restored San Marino Home

This award-winning Thompson Moseley house sits on a gently sited half-acre-plus knoll in charming San Marino. Perfectly integrated into the surrounding landscape, thoughtfully designed by Kathleen Ferguson, this unique home offers a captivating master suite, chef’s kitchen, walk-in bar hideaway and multiple lounge areas. Glass expanses provide numerous vignettes and access points – many directed… Keep reading

Most Common Listing Photo Mistakes and How to Fix Them

By Mike Cahill Preparing your home to be put on the market takes a lot of work. From pre-listing inspections to staging, to appraising it is very easy to get overwhelmed by the whole process. But if there’s one thing that you shouldn’t underestimate it’s the power of a strong online listing presence. Having an… Keep reading

The Thompson Moseley House | Quintessential 1959 Buff, Straub & Hensman Post And Beam

Gently sited on more than half an acre on a slight knoll, The Thompson Moseley House, built in 1959 – represents the pivotal and seminal early pitched roof “post and beam” work by Buff, Straub & Hensman. Exceptional restoration, true to its original design and modernized by Space Int’l, it capitalizes on today’s desired style… Keep reading

1885 New England Colonial Revival

This exquisite home built in the late 1800s is an excellent example of the New England Colonial Revival-style of architecture in Southern California. Its character defining features borrowed from Colonial New England include a steep gable roof, symmetrical window placement, a prominent porch with classical columns across the front facade, narrow clapboard wood siding, and… Keep reading