It has seen better days and it will see better days again.
My friend wanted to buy this house at 443 W. Altadena Drive in Altadena. She didn't make an offer because she couldn't afford the repairs it needs. She toured it over a week ago and still dreams about it, so we drove up to have another look. I peeked in the windows and took pictures while my friend waxed wistful about the acres of yard, the big bedrooms and the stained glass above the fireplace.
Irina Netchaev has interior shots on her website. She's also got all the info about the house.
I say "house," but "mansion" is a better word for it. Yes, it's a foreclosure. For $569,900. That tells you something about how much work it needs. The lucky winner will have to sink in some serious bucks to make it work, but the bones are there and they are gorgeous. For the buyer with vision, it's going to be a magnificent home. It'll be open for viewing Sunday.
As we drove away my friend gazed out the back window of the car. (It's okay. I was driving.) "I just love those palm trees," she said. For her, this is the one that got away.