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5full 1halfbaths
50,113sf lot

Expand your space while keeping your privacy intact. At the end of a tree-lined drive, behind a security gate is a stunning early California Hacienda-style estate once owned by Herbert Hoover, Jr., son of the 31st President of the United States. President and Mrs. Hoover visited often and the home was known as "The Winter White House." It was originally built in 1928 by local businessman, Frank Picard, and the estate included almost 6 acres of land. In 1932, when the Hoovers moved in, they added a children's wing. Word has it that the playroom, which is accessed by a slide, was designed by family friend, A. A. Milne, the author of "Winnie the Pooh". The current owner has lovingly maintained the property, making necessary improvements and upgrades while respecting the architectural integrity of the building and its grounds. The main residence will impress with its expansive rooms, soaring open-beamed ceilings, updated kitchen with original "ice box," four fireplaces, wood paneled library, huge formal dining room, and so much more. In addition, there is a full guest house with living room, kitchen, bedroom, bath, office, laundry room and screened-in porch. Spectacular grounds with meandering brick pathways, pool, spa, pool house, and several outdoor dining/sitting areas. This stately property and its colorful link with history reflects the graceful architecture of an earlier era. A hidden gem that is truly one of Sierra Madre's finest treasures!


  • Seven Bedrooms
  • Five and One-Half Baths
  • Living Room with Cathedral Ceilings and Fireplace
  • Formal Dining Room with Fireplace
  • Wood Paneled Library with Fireplace
  • Family Room/Play Room with Fireplace and Wet Bar
  • Updated Kitchen with Island and Original Built-In Refrigerator
  • Breakfast Room
  • Master Bedroom with Sitting Room
  • Two Car Garage 
  • Walk in Basement
  • Guest Cottage with Living Room, Full Kitchen, Laundry Room, Bedroom, Bath & Office
  • Swimming Pool and Spa with Pool House/Changing Rooms
  • Built In 1928
  • Main House Measures 5,810 Square Feet
  • Guest House Measures 778 Square Feet
  • Lot Size: 1.15 Acres (Per Assessor)
  • Fully Enclosed and Gated

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