Classic Janes Cottage
In Altadena, CA

The Home's Features

This home is a 3-bedroom 1-bath verified Janes Cottage in the very heart of the most beautiful Janes Village street. With 7 elegant gables, every facade of the house is a pleasure to look at.

It has been remodeled throughout with a strong eye towards historically sensitive restoration rather than Modern renovation and is in perfect turnkey condition.

The formal dining room has 2 french doors that lead out to the patio, a coved ceiling and a graceful arch separating it from the living room which has an elegant vaulted ceiling.

A 2-car garage with laundry, a built-in workbench, utility sink hookups and ample space for storage

A huge barrel-vaulted living room with a built-ins, a gorgeous wood burning fireplace and a stunning original front window.

A bright, sunny breakfast nook off the kitchen with original casement windows on three sides

There are several edible fruit trees in the large back yard (apricot, cherry, plum, avocado, apple).        

The Children's room has cutom murals picturing scenes from the Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Stories.
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Both the front and back yards are beautifully landscaped and have been carefully tended. There are automated sprinklers in both the front and back yards.

Original Details

This home still has many of the original 1925 details that made Janes Cottages famous.

  • Picture rails and coved ceilings in each of the three bedrooms
    Beautiful original hardwood floors throughout
  • Beautiful tile fireplace, possibly Bachelder Tile from the famous tile maker, in the living room.
  • Original elegant milled trim throughout
  • Original built-Ins like a fold-down ironing board (converted to a spice rack) and linen closet in the hall.
  • Sunken tub and original hexagonal tile in the bathroom.
  • Original hand-trowled interior wall finish

Modern Touches

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