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632 Berkshire Avenue
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Property Remarks

A once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity!!!! This spectacular Country English manor was designed by prominent architects Hunt & Burns in 1923 for Standish & Barbara Mitchell. Mr Mitchell was an executive with the Automobile club of Southern California, president of the Coliseum Commission, & played an instrumental role in the development of our modern freeway system. Architects Hunt & Burns designed many prominent buildings,estates & country clubs in Los Angeles & Pasadena, including the Doheny Mansion on Chester Place, the Los Angeles Automobile Club & the Southwest Museum. The home has had only 3 owners in 94 years. The spectacular 2.4 acre property (consisting of 3 parcels) is located on a desired block & is one of the larger estates in Flintridge.Set behind gates & hedges, the home is privately sited away from the street. The gracious house has character details & a wonderful floor plan. All rooms have beautiful views & an abundance of natural light. The Estate played a major role in the original In-Laws (1979) movie & scenes for The House Bunny and The Good German were shot there also.

Property Details

Date Sold
July 28, 2017
Days on Market
Year Built
Square Feet
Lot Size
2.42 Acres
Property Subtype
Single Family
Source of SqFt
Source of Lot Size


La Canada Flintridge (634)
Los Angeles


School District
La Canada

Presented By:

John Adamson
Pasadena CalBRE# 01954762 626.808.5817 mobile Contact Me Visit My Website

Listing provided courtesy of Brett Furrey , Podley Properties


Lot Acreage
Garage Spaces

Heated And Filtered
Patio Features
Patio Open
Porch - Front


Bedroom Features
Dressing Area
Master Suite
Bathroom Count
3 Full Baths
1 Half Bath
1 Quarter Bath
1 Three Quarter Bath
Ceramic Tile
Individual Room

Additional Property Details

Guest House
Available for Lease
Horse Property

Lot Description
2-4 Lots
Automatic Gate
Back Yard
Gravity Heating
Cess Pool
Garage Is Attached
Other Structural Features
Custom Built
High Ceilings (9 Feet+)

La Cañada Flintridge

La Cañada Flintridge is a special enclave tucked between the San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, and the San Rafael Hills. Known for having some of the most highly ranked schools in California and in the U.S. overall, this close-knit community is beloved by those who call are lucky to call it home. With a population of approximately 20,000, La Cañada Flintridge has the appeal and quiet, protective, calm of a small town and yet it is just a short ride away from downtown Los Angeles, which glitters in the distance on a clear night. It has become a favorite with celebrities who enjoy a retreat that is still near the studios, Burbank Airport, and all types of recreation. Those who have lived in the area include Vince Vaughn, Angela Bassett, Haley Joel Osment, Kevin Costner, and many others. The charm of the area has made it a popular filming spot and it even played a minor role in the holiday classic “It’s A Wonderful Life.” 

Real Estate: The area is also famed for large graceful estates, some with room for horses, and a rare few of which have long architectural history. This area is rich in small-town charm and has many tree-lined neighborhoods with single-family homes for sale.

Community Life: Designated as a “Tree City USA,” La Cañada enjoys a gentle elevation from 970 to 2,400 above sea level and border the Angeles National Forest. There are several local parks including Mayor’s Discovery Park, Olberz Park, Memorial Park, and a city skate park. Hiking and riding trails also provide a great opportunity for outdoor recreation. Lanterman Auditorium, a full-service auditorium available for public use often hosts local shows and performances. The La Cañada Farmer’s Market is held on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. across the street from Memorial Park.

Education: The La Cañada Unified School District is a high achieving district, which is characterized as forward-looking and supportive with strong parent participation. Students at all levels consistently score among the top 10% of all California students. La Cañada Unified School District received an Academic Performance Index score of 950 (API Growth 2012), the second highest in the state for a K-12 school district. Each elementary school in the district scored 956 or higher on the API, while La Canada High School scored  942, within the top 10 comprehensive general admission high schools in the state. About 98% of high school students enroll in post-secondary schools. The area also includes many private schools such as St. Francis High School,Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, and Flintridge Preparatory School.

Transportation: The area is accessed by State Route 2 and Interstate 210. It offers easy access to Pacific Coast Highway. The LCF Shuttle is a free shuttle that operates along Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge and is part of the Glendale Beeline Route 3.

Local Attractions: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is located in the area and as the primary United States research and development center for the robotic exploration of the solar system, including the creation of the Mars rover. Descanso Gardens is famed for its beautiful paths winding through elegantly landscaped botanic gardens and forests. It boasts the largest collection of camellia species in the U.S. and is famous for its carved pumpkin display at Halloween known as Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns.

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