Palladian Palace

Inside the gates of 1369 East Altadena Drive lies an iconic estate where the California sun shines upon a classic Mediterranean soul. From its inception in 1915, Overlook has captured the imagination of all those who have had the privilege to reside there or visit.

Rich with history, the estate is a model of the distinctive aesthetic of Reginald Johnson. The man responsible for the design of this Mediterranean villa, Johnson was one of the most renowned architects in all of California, and the influence of Italian design principles in his work is obvious in Overlook.

A tour inside the villa presents 13,000 square feet of elegance. In the main house there are grand public spaces including a spectacular two-story foyer, seven bedrooms and seven baths. Details abound with marble floors, wrought iron balconies, Venetian plaster walls and Palladian windows flanked by spiraling pilasters.

The scenery surrounding the villa parallels the beauty found inside: picturesque oak trees, a peaceful stream, a koi pond and mountain views create an idyllic sanctuary. The saltwater pool and spa, barbeque space and comfortable seating areas are perfect for hosting company. For guests too delighted to leave, the detached guesthouse provides them with all the necessary amenities.

Overlook has been renovated and updated with the finest materials and craftsmanship, yet the original aesthetic of the home remains intact.

Realtor Mark Ogden put it simply: “The property is one of a kind; a Reginald Johnson-designed Mediterranean masterpiece on one of the largest estate sites in Altadena.”

For more information on Overlook, contact Mark Ogden at 626- 396-3908 or Sharon Verani at 626-482-4914.


Price: $4,600,000
Location: Altadena
Bedrooms: Eight
Baths: Eight
Interior: Approximately 13,000 square feet
Lot Size: Approximately 1.5 acres
Agents: Mark Ogden and Sharon Verani
Phone: 626-396-3908 and 626-482-4914
Realty: Sotheby’s International Realty