Pasadena’s family-friendly environment, luxury townhomes attracting families

January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Pasadena’s ideal location, array of luxury homes, and numerous family-friendly amenities have made it a popular choice for today’s families, who are increasingly selecting this city over others like Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. With new-home offerings like the luxury townhomes and flats at The Ambassador Gardens, which offer great square footage, ample bedrooms, and top-of-the-line features in an ideal location right next to the acclaimed Maranatha School and within footsteps of the city’s top recreation, shops, restaurants, and cultural outlets, it’s no wonder families are moving to Pasadena. Moving to Pasadena means being able to live in luxury and also be within footsteps to great schools, top restaurants, and abundant shops. Mommypoppins took a look at Pasadena from a family-friendly perspective, and found “a city so bursting with kid and family-friendly activities” that they couldn't stop at their typical list of 25 things to do. Instead, they came up with 35, spanning a wide array of recreational, cultural, and educational options, with a good amount of fun thrown in. “If you're working your way down our bucket list of 100 things to do before your LA kids grow up, you might start to notice how many of those ... Read more

Walkability: How living in Pasadena in the “two-mile zone” puts you in the center of it all

December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Walkability is one of the most important terms in the real estate industry today—so important, in fact, that it’s driving certain aspects of the market. According to Huffington Post, it’s both Baby Boomers and Millennials who are increasingly seeking out places to “live-work-play in an area where most of this can be done without getting into the car.” That walkability is one of the reasons that living in Pasadena in communities like Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens is increasingly popular with luxury buyers. Living in Pasadena means having exceptional walkability to great shops, restaurants, and cultural hotspots. “What we have repeatedly seen at Terraces is buyers who love living in Pasadena, either because they already live here or because they want to, and who want to be in the center of all the action,” said Patrice Quishenberry, Vice President of Sales for etco HOMES. “Many of our buyers have been living in large estates in Pasadena, La Canada, and San Marino, and are looking to downsize to something with less maintenance while still surrounding themselves with luxury features and amenities. They have their pick of locations, but are insistent on being in Old Town’s ‘two-mile zone,’ a preferred ... Read more

Trend watch: Spa baths draw buyers to luxury new homes in Pasadena

October 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Gourmet kitchens. Indoor-outdoor living. Spa baths. What do they have in common? They’re three of today’s most popular upscale features sought out by buyers of luxury new homes in Pasadena. Not only do buyers desire these types of features in their new home, they expect to see them in higher-end properties, and can be swayed toward one home over another simply because the bathrooms are outfitted to look and feel like a spa. “Luxury buyers today expect to dazzled with high-end features and finishes, and while you would expect that the beautiful kitchens, private elevators, and bi-fold doors to private terraces and roof decks included in the townhomes and flats at Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens would draw them in—and they do—buyers seem to be equally compelled by luxurious bathrooms today,” said Patrice Quishenberry, Vice President of Sales for etco HOMES, builder of Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens. “Buyers crave comfort and class in every part of the residence, and, as it relates to bathrooms, they want to feel like they’re in a spa, right in their own home.” Professional Builder’s report on the features homebuyers want most in their homes noted the popularity of features such as spacious walk-in ... Read more

Terraces Plan 8A showcases the best of new luxury homes in Old Town Pasadena

September 25th, 2017|0 Comments

A gourmet kitchen that looks like it was taken right from the pages of Architectural Digest. Expansive entertainment spaces with bi-fold doors to the outdoors that make them even more alluring. Up to 3,865 square feet with three bedrooms and up to three baths with two powder rooms. That’s just a taste of what Plan 8A at Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens has to offer and a few of the many reasons why these new luxury homes in Old Town Pasadena are so popular with high-end buyers. Plan 8A is a spacious single-level flat offering three bedrooms and three and one-half baths in 3,407 square feet on levels one, two, and three of Terraces. On level four, the plan offers three bedrooms and three baths in 3,865 square feet with the addition of a spectacular mezzanine featuring an entertainment room, one of the home’s two powder rooms, and a view-oriented roof terrace (per unit location). The Terraces Plan 8A homes in Old Town Pasadena features a formal dining room in addition to all the other gracious spaces on level one. This plan was designed to meet the needs of today’s modern homebuyers, many of whom are moving down from high-maintenance ... Read more