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A mid-century modern(esque) home in Sierra Madre seeks $4 million



A Sierra Madre home designed by noted architect John Gougeon in a minimal mid-century modern style has come on the market for $3.9 million.

The 4,030-square-foot glass-and-wood residence went up on a half-acre-plus lot with garden and mountain views in 2007. It has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a generous-sized kitchen that overlooks the lap pool and jacuzzi.

According to the listing, the home’s pared-down design inspires “health, nature, flow and function” in its occupants.

The airy interior features tall ceilings and large clerestories.

Partial walls separate the dining room from the kitchen and the kitchen from the living room with a fireplace embedded in the glass wall.

The primary suite has a walk-in closet and bathroom with a steam shower and a dry sauna.

Every room flows to the xeriscaped yard where two dry creek beds run along opposite sides of the gazebo.

There’s also a paver patio.

“Entertaining and living in a home that connects seamlessly with the outdoors is a priority for the new luxury home buyer,” said the listing agent Melea Johnston-Avrach of Compass. “They strive for sustainability, beauty and the healing power of nature.”

Regarding sustainability, the long list includes solar power and an electric vehicle charging station.

The sellers purchased the property for $480,000 in 1999. According to Johnston-Avrach, the lot initially held a smaller ranch-style fixer. Construction on the new house began in 2003 and took four years.

Its designer, Gougeon, is known for the Pasadena Presbyterian Church sanctuary and its multi-tiered bell tower. The back of the building, completed in 1976, features a tall stained-glass window and half arch.


Source: Orange County Register

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