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 Mountain Views News Saturday, January 5, 2013 

One Of A Kind: Featuring unique homes and gardens and the people who create them Story by Chris Bertrand Photos by Carol Canterbury 


Dreamed of running your salon or 
other business from the convenience 
of your home?

This 1800 square foot, single family 
home is zoned RP, Residential 
Professional, and might be just the 
answer to your live/work dilemma! 
The delightful Craftsman home is 
located on the western edge of Sierra 
Madre’s business district, and also includes frontage on a 
small lane, as well. The property offers great visibility from the 

The single level home offers two master suites, each with a 
private bath, plus a third bedroom and a den. The floorplan 
provides great flexibility for a home business, according to 
listing agent, Carol Canterbury of Prudential Real Estate in 
Sierra Madre, and is currently used as such.

The current owner is also offering the beauty salon license that 
can be transferred at the time of a sale. The property has also 
been used as the business office for a legal practice recently. 
Currently the dining room does double duty as the salon setup, 
with a salon sink that can be hidden when covered, and used as 
an end table. Two different front doors allow for separation of 
business and private residence, if desired.

The home, built in 1922, offers a charming fireplace in the 
living room, extensive hardwood flooring, an arched, built-
in hutch in the dining room and a generous eat in kitchen. A 
french door, with side lights, leads from the living room to the 
delightful side and back yards, which have been professionally 
landscaped with brick patios and planting beds.

The covered front porch provides a cheerful place to enjoy a 
favorite beverage, and watch the neighborhood passersby, or 
for queued up clients to wait in a pleasant environment. Client 
parking is available on Sierra Madre Boulevard, while a two car 
garage provides onsite owner parking. 

The downtown Sierra Madre location is very attractive for a 
business, and is near the bus stop connecting to the Gold Line 
train to downtown LA, and only a block to city hall, Memorial 
Park and the Sierra Madre Library. Several local eateries are 
within a short walk, as well. 

373 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard is offered at $775,000 by Carol Canterbury of Prudential California Realty in Sierra Madre. For more information on this property or to arrange a showing, contact the agent 
at 626-252-6322 or Have a story idea for “One of a Kind”? Send the details to Chris Bertrand at today!


When you receive an Offer To Purchase, you are likely to focus on the price. You might be ecstatic 
over a full price offer, but you should be aware how "contingencies" could affect the likelihood of 

Almost every offer has a mortgage contingency, stating that the buyer will secure financing at a certain 
rate and for a certain term. Make sure these factors are realistic. A buyer seeking a 30-year loan 
at 4% with no points may be hedging their bets if your agent advises that these loans are typically 
written at 7% with 1.5 points. Unrealistic terms can allow the buyer to back out if they get cold feet 
or find another property they prefer.

Another sticky contingency more common these days is when a buyer states that they must sell their 
home before they can finalize the purchase of yours. There has to be a realistic time limit, so the 
buyer doesn't tie up your listing.

It's wise to respond with a "kick-out" clause that allows you to keep your home on the market while 
the buyers promote theirs, offering them a 72-hour period to fulfill the contract if you should receive 
another offer in the interim.

These two examples are just the tip of the iceberg, so sit and discuss each line of the offer with your 
agent before making your decision.


Saturday, January 12

10am–1 pm

Palm Room

Jill Morganelli, Instructor

$25 Arboretum members / $30 non-members (includes Garden admission)

Join Jill Morganelli, the curator of the Arboretum’s Victorian Rose Garden, for a workshop about 
rose pruning and rose care. January is a big month for roses; proper pruning and soil building will 
determine the health and beauty of roses throughout the year. Jill will demonstrate all the techniques 
for pruning a variety of different types of roses, lead a discussion on disease control and soil building, 
and teach you how to nurture perfect roses!

At 10am, come to the Palm Room for a very informative (i.e. essential!) talk, and then walk to the 
Rose Garden for a demonstration and question/answer session…Bring water and a hat.

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