• Cheer for your team during one of the premier Pasadena events of the summer.

All the must-do Pasadena events this summer

June 26th, 2017|0 Comments

There is so much to do in Pasadena, it can sometimes be challenging to choose just one event per day. (As those who live in less desirable places would say, “That’s a nice problem to have!”) This summer, an abundance of Pasadena events and activities invite fun, recreation, and culture, while showcasing the best of the city. Whether you already have the pleasure of calling Old Town Pasadena home or are looking for the best time to visit, these are the Pasadena events you won’t want to miss from June to August. Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series, June 29, 7pm, Memorial Park This summer’s free Levitt Pavilion Pasadena concert series at Memorial Park kicks off. Come early to pick the perfect picnic spot on the lawn, and get the full lineup, with artists including Pete Escovedo on July 2, The HillBenders present The Who’s TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry, on July 7, and Jan and Dean’s Beach Party! Featuring Dean Torrence, on July 9, here. Old Pasadena Historic District Walking Tour, July 1, 9–11am, Pasadena Heritage This monthly walking tour is conducted by Pasadena Heritage and includes “historical and architectural insights.” Poke is just one of the tastes during one of the summer's most exciting ... Read more

  • etco HOMES and Villas at the Ambassador Gardens has brought Pasadena luxury real estate to Old Town.

Renowned builder brings the “etco Difference” to Pasadena luxury real estate market

June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Over the last several years, etco HOMES has earned a reputation as one of Southern California’s most dynamic and respected luxury homebuilders and developers. Their latest community of new homes in Pasadena has elevated their profile even further while answering the call for discerning buyers seeking Pasadena luxury real estate, at Villas at the Ambassador Gardens. Villas at the Ambassador Gardens is the newest community of high-end homes to be introduced on Millionaire’s Row in the historic Ambassador Gardens, a century-old wonderland of vast lawns, majestic oaks, lush gardens, meandering walkways, and calming fountains and streams. “With this exquisite setting as its backdrop, it was important to present luxury Pasadena homes for sale that could stand up to their environment,” said Patrice Quishenberry, Vice President of Sales for etco HOMES. “This has been accomplished with expansive, tri-level townhomes that blend beautifully within their environment as a modern extension of of this historic address. Villas at the Ambassador Gardens showcases etco’s commitment to excellence in every aspect, from design to construction to location to finishes, with an exceptionally high level of quality running throughout.” etco HOMES and Villas at the Ambassador Gardens have brought Pasadena luxury real estate to Old ... Read more

  • Private elevators in homes have become a top trend, driving sales at Pasadena luxury condos like Villas at the Ambassador Gardens.

Private elevators in homes: The new must-have amenity for luxury homes

May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

All across the country, private elevators in homes are becoming the must-have amenity for today’s luxury buyers. Curbed Hamptons noted that the feature is on “trend watch,” because, “as real estate gets more and more luxurious,” people want their residences to be “more and more accommodating to their lifestyle choices.” In New England, the home elevator has become a desirable feature in both “the three- and four-story town houses that define Boston’s monied neighborhoods” as well as in the upscale suburban areas, said the Boston Globe.” And in Southern California, private elevators in homes are popping up not just in downtown high rises and celebrity mansions, or in “house renovations, custom homes and high-end spec properties,” said the Los Angeles Times, but also in new luxury townhomes in Pasadena. Private elevators in homes have become a top trend, driving sales at Pasadena luxury condos like Villas at the Ambassador Gardens. The draw of private elevators in homes Today’s luxury real estate buyers are drawn to the idea of having private elevators in homes for the prestige factor. “Elevators are status symbols and conversation pieces and, once you get one, you wonder how you ever lived without one,” says ... Read more

  • Some of Pasadena's best restaurants are in Old Town, walkable from new luxury condos Villas at the Ambassador Gardens.

Pasadena’s best restaurants are also some of the best in all of So Cal

May 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The Pasadena dining scene is one of the true stars in all of Southern California, with some of L.A.’s top restaurants covering nearly every type of cuisine and ranging from casual to fine fare. Living in Old Town Pasadena also means being able to walk to many of Pasadena’s best restaurants, which has made new luxury condos for sale like Villas at the Ambassador Gardens a favorite of high-end homebuyers who also happen to be foodies—or just like to have options for a great night out. Looking for Pasadena’s best restaurants or just curious to see if your old favorite landed on our list? Read on. The Terrace at the Langham Huntington Hotel, a Pasadena landmark, is a California bistro that offers a more casual option to the hotel’s steakhouse, The Royce, but the food is still impressive. We’re especially partial to their Dim Sum Brunch on Sundays. The Royce is the place to be for succulent steaks with a view of the hotel gardens. For a unique experience, reserve the in-kitchen Chef’s Table, which seats up to eight guests and “includes a personalized seven-course tasting menu featuring the finest cuts of steak, select seafood and other seasonal market provisions.” ... Read more