Are you ready to downsize the home and start a new chapter in life? Good for you! Knowing what to do next can be a challenge, though. How do you get your home ready to sell? Where do you plan on transitioning to? Which Arcadia real estate agents should you trust? Too often, the purchase of a new home is geared toward young families just starting out. What about the millions of people who have gone through this stage in life, raised their families and are now ready to downsize their house or home? This chapter is just as exciting as the first, but there are different factors to consider. No longer do you need the large fenced in yard or finished basement. It’s time to simplify things!
Working with a Downsizing House Real Estate Agent
Whether you want to downsize your home or your parents’ home, it’s helpful to work with a team of Arcadia and Pasadena real estate agents who specialize in housing sales and purchases for older adults. Natalie Aguilar Vogie is a Seniors Real Estate Agent (SRES) who works with adults 55 and older and their families. She knows what it takes to sell and purchase a home later in life. Working with Natalie helps overcome many of the challenges faced by older adults in transition. The property may be in distress and need fixing up before being listed. Families need help sorting through years of documents and other belongings. Downsizing your home for retirement is also emotionally and mentally draining. A lifetime of memories is inside the home, which is why this process requires patience, compassion and understanding.
Downsizing Services Offered
Natalie has an extensive network of professionals she has acquired through her 10 years as a Pasadena real estate agent. She can offer just about any service needed to successfully stage, list and sell a home quickly and for top dollar. Natalie will oversee many of these services on her own, especially if the family cannot be present. Other services, such as packing and moving, will be hired out to a separate company. You can expect superior service from the third parties that are chosen on your behalf. Below are the resources that Natalie can assist with with.
Packing and sorting
Estate and garage sales
Sorting, organizing and scanning documents
Packing and moving services
Moving day help
Encouraging Families to Work Together
Natalie is also proud to bring families together. It’s common for adult siblings to disagree over certain aspects of this transition, whether it’s where Mom or Dad will live or how assets will be divided. Adult children will fight over the smallest things, so it’s helpful to have a third party around to help families work together, not against each other. For these purposes, Natalie is happy to refer families to her network of CPAs, financial planners, probate lawyers and more. Whether you are looking to start a new chapter in your life, or you plan to help Mom or Dad with downsizing their home, you do not have to go through the process alone. With Natalie by your side, you will receive highly personalized support and guidance. Together, we will get your home sold quickly and for the most money possible so that you can start a new chapter in life!
This elegant two-story estate, located in one of the San Gabriel Valley's most prestigious, 24/7 guard-gated communities offers a luxurious living experience. Just minutes away from great shopping, schools and dining. This gracious home offers 5 bedrooms 6 baths plus two separate offices and a bonus room, measured 6,095 sq feet sitting on 22,145 sq feet lot. From every window, beauty abounds, with a majestic mountain range in view, a fully - landscaped yard, and unique saltwater backyard pool and Jacuzzi. From its striking, two-story entry way, where a gently - curving staircase rises to the second story library, you'll find classic ceiling molding, high ceilings, opulent built-ins and window dressings. A gourmet kitchen, private nanny's quarters, and the multi-room master suite create a stately feel. Gourmet cooks will love the kitchen with its stainless Viking appliances, SubZero refrigerator, built-in pancake griddle, and two dishwashers, while four climate zones regulate temperature. Full indoor and outdoor security features will ensure your family's security, whether you are home or away. Buil-in BBQ, two garages, hoop court, additional private patio perfect for entertaining guests.
Stately & distinguished, this Roland E. Coate Colonial Revival built in 1936 & known as the ''Charles E. Davis House'' has long graced Hillside Road in the sought-after Arroyo Seco area. The home presents with formality and the architectural splendor retained while providing for today's conveniences. The first level has a grand foyer, formal living m, formal dining rm, library, family rm with a movie screen & projector; there is a bright cook's kitchen with modern amenities plus a separate breakfast room. To complete the first level, there are 2 bedrooms and 3 baths, a laundry rm and separate maid/guest quarters).The upper level has a master suite, 4 additional bedrooms and 3 baths. All bedrooms have views of the lovely landscaping. This historic home is sited with almost 200 feet of estate frontage and offers nearly 3/4 of an acre with ample space for outdoor options. There is a relaxing pool, a potting shed as well as plenty of private garden space for al fresco entertaining. The home features a gated driveway lined with a wisteria vine leading to a 3 car garage. This lovely estate property is ideally located with easy access to nearby fwys and close proximity to Pasadena's finest such as the Norton Simon, Tournament House, restaurants & entertainment.
Located in the prestigious South San Rafael neighborhood, this stately English Country Manor boasts a splendid living rm featuring recessed ceiling w/ stunning molding & an adjoining walk-in wet bar, plus three sets of French doors leading to a large covered patio w/ a built-in BBQ station. In addition to the living rm, an impressive formal dining rm, a magnificent library featuring built-in cabinetry & a separate mini-bar, a spacious guest bedrm suite/sitting rm, an enormous kitchen & the spectacular family rm w/ an impressive Riverstone fireplace that features walls of glass windows & doors, a 3/4 bath, a centrally located second bedrm suite, & a laundry rm conclude the first floor. On the 2nd level, the entire south wing is a lavish master suite in excess of 1,000 sqft that showcases a coffered ceiling, a corner fireplace, & double French door accessing the large balcony. The luxurious master BA exhibits 2 separate sinks w/ marble counters, a hot tub, & a separate shower stall, plus a spa-inspired massage rm w/ a fireplace. An en suite sitting rm, the 2 additional junior en suite bedrms, & a gym w/ access to the balcony completes the 2nd level. This magnificent manor offers the most metropolitan yet relaxed lifestyle for the discriminating buyer.
Prime gated compound, adjacent to the Rose Bowl. Newly completed main residence of steel, glass, & concrete is warmed with board & batten paneling & cedar ceilings. Great room, with towering volume and clerestory windows is anchored by a soaring hearth. Open chefs kitchen features custom crafted cabinetry, a commercially sized pantry, and an epic island of mallet stamped stone. An expansive gallery hall, with floor to ceiling windows,and handsome millwork, leads to the private wing, with a master suite, 3 additional bedrooms and 2 gracious baths. Across the pool/spa is a 1957 Kemper-Nomland Ranch, reimagined as a poolhouse, daytime pavilion and gatehouse. Original steel framed windows, beamed ceilings, warm, wood paneled walls and gracious floorplan create a convivial entertaining space.
Located in the prestigious 24-hour guard gated Whispering Pines Estate community, this custom-built gorgeous estate boasts nearly 6,800 square feet of premiere living space with spectacular city and mountain views. The impressive entrance accented with classic columns and leaded glass double doors open into a dramatic two-story foyer with stunning dual staircases. The grand scale public rooms include an elegant living room with fireplace, beautiful paneled library, guest powder room, a gracious family room with wet bar, fireplace and entertainment center. The formal dining room flows nicely into the newly updated gourmet kitchen boasts breakfast area, an oversized center island with prep sink, gleaming granite countertops, brand new appliances, custom cabinets and a separate wok kitchen.A guest bedroom suite is on the main floor. On the upper level are 4 en-suite bedrooms including a lavish master suite with sitting area, fireplace, luxurious spa-like marble bathroom with dual vanities, jet tub, marble shower, large walk-in closet and a private balcony to enjoy the fantastic mountain views. The three additional en-suite bedrooms are comfortably sized with generous closet space. Beautifully landscaped outdoor space features pool and spa, built-in BBQ sta
Beautifully restored in 2011, a Charles F. Driscoll Craftsman Modern designed 1912 historic treasure located in the heart of the Oak Knoll / Langham area! This stately residence with a unique hilltop perspective was extensively renovated in 2011. The home offers privacy for a growing family or ideal for those who love to entertain. The exterior boasts the architectural design of the past with today's modern touch to freshen the exceptional and roomy interior with an expansive formal living and dining rooms. A modern open gourmet kitchen with custom imported cabinetry and an array of high-end European appliances. The family room offers access to garden and pool area with lots of light. Upstairs adorn six bedroom suites including a master suite with luxurious bath. One bedroom downstairs currently used as library/den. An entertainer's expansive and finished basement that can be used for a future movie theater and or wine cellar and games room. Renovated two bedroom guest house with its own legal address above the three car garage would be a perfect in-law suite or potential maids quarters or rental income apartment. Beautifully manicured landscaped grounds with saltwater pool, spa and loggia that further enhance the indoor-outdoor California lifestyle.
Architectural Modern Estate under construction w/ anticipated completion fall of 2018. This spectacular estate offers stark sensual lines combined a cladding of wood, stone & sand immediately draw your senses.The home that will be built on this amazing site in Pasadenas Linda Vista is perhaps one of the most anticipated homes to come to the area in many years. This home captures its soul from the past artist and architects that have made Pasadenas architectural provenance great. Created by a collaboration led by Thomas Lake Builder, inside of the home promises to be as visually exciting as the outside. The home will offer the latest smart home technology, energy efficiency & create a small ecological footprint. Perched on a knoll overlooking rose bowl area & San Gabriel mountains.Architectural Modern Estate under construction with anticipated completion at the end of 2018. Potential to be purchased now and select some of your own finishes.This spectacular estate offers street to street access, & situated on a 28,008 sq.ft. lot. The property is perched on a knoll overlooking rose bowl area and San Gabriel mountains.Dramatic entrance with walls of glass and gorgeous materials leading through courtyard into living area.Generous public rooms ,open great room,
Breathtaking gated trophy estate on a private, flat 50,369 sq.ft. north/south facing lot in The Oaks, has a modern floor plan with downstairs master suite, guest house with full kitchen and fireplace, north/south facing lighted tennis court and elegant pool/spa. Imposing automatic gates welcome you onto the circular driveway accented with koi pond. Two-story grand entry with curved staircase and reception area immediately impresses. To the right is the elegant office/library with fireplace, custom built-ins and leaded glass windows with serene views of the mature grounds. The formal living room w/ 25ft barrel ceiling, second story overlook and elegant rotonda is perfect for entertaining. Downstairs master bedroom suite w/ fireplace, 2 sitting areas,marble bathroom w/ two vanities, separate tub/shower and immense master closet. Chef's kitchen with marble counters contains high-end stainless appliances, center island w/ vegetable sink, two ranges, two sets of double ovens, 2 dishwashers and breakfast area with w/ floor to ceiling windows. The spacious family room with 6ft+ tall fireplace and sunken wet bar, immense dining room, elegant powder room and maid's/guest quarters with adjacent bath complete the first level. Upstairs has three oversized bedroo
Private & secluded! Originally built for J.N. Van Patten by Marston and Van Pelt. Your first view of this impressive English Manor estate is as you pass through the iron gates up the long drive. Updated residence is situated on 1.67 acres overlooking Arroyo Seco with views. This residence features an impressive entrance hall, his/hers guest bathrooms, master suite with sitting room and four additional bedroom suites. Gracious living room with fireplace & library alcove, formal dining room, family room opening to rear terraces, and a state of the art kitchen with all appliances, built-in breakfast table & desk, center island, and butlers pantry. interior designed by Matthew White. Landscaped grounds include motorcourt, private playground, pool/spa, rear terrace with outdoor dining/BBQ.
Hidden on a secluded and private 1.7+ Acre lot, this impressive gated English Tudor Revival Estate is located in the prestigious Langham neighborhood of Pasadena. Designed and built in 1915 by the renowned firm of Hudson & Munsell. The grand wood paneled entry gives you a first glimpse of the exquisite materials and design details used throughout this stately residence. Four fireplaces, hardwood floors, original tile, wood paneling, French doors, original wood windows. Updated kitchen, refurbished bathrooms. Immense grounds with rolling lawns and mature landscaping.
Exquisite Classical design, high-end, quality construction, Superior craftsmanship, and best in possible LOCATION makes 1234 Hillcrest Avenue a true find in today's market.Originally designed by renowned architect, Myron Hunt, this estate has just completed a 3-year expansion and restoration resulting in an Old World character coupled with the new desired by today's sophisticated buyer. This home is truly a Trophy property. Located near the Langham and one of our areas finest private schools, Polytechnic, this Estate offers 5 bedrooms,7 baths, gracious formal rooms, a library,and an entertainment/media room. The living room, formal dining room,and kitchen lead to an expansive veranda,the perfect entertainment space for larger groups. The true Chef's kitchen offers Calcutta Marble countertops over custom wood cabinetry, and includes a Wolfe 6-burner Range, Sub-Zero French door refrigerator/freezer, Asko dishwasher, Wolfe microwave drawer with Subzero wine refrigerator. An intimate family room flows from the generous sized kitchen.Quality features include double crown moldings,custom made new French doors, hardwood flooring, Carrera Marble baths,& high-end fixtures and hardware throughout the home.Truly a very special property ready for immediate occupancy!
This 2015 remodeled English Tudor Estate has been a Pasadena Showcase House of Design in 2015 and 1993, close to the prestigious Langham Hotel. Sophisticated elegance & beautiful detailing throughout. Through the entry gates and well-manicured gardens this stunning home includes a spectacular entry hall, grand living room with fireplace, formal dining room & remodeled kitchen. The exterior entertaining area includes an outdoor kitchen area with BBQ & pizza oven, a covered patio, pool, spa & pool house all on exquisite grounds. Separate 2-bedroom guest quarters with kitchen, living room & family room.