Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Mistermidcentury Scouting Report 11/16/12

SCOUTING REPORT - 11/16/12 Wow, caravan today yielded some great midcentury goodness. Let's start With Mary Ann Shemdin's listing at 1327 Mountain View in South Pasadena
Jean Roth Driskel, FAIA, first woman and former President of the National A.I.A. designed and built this home for her family. The 2000+ foot 3 bed/2 bath home sits on a 8500 foot lot facing the east. The home has that easy, relaxed ultimate California existence floor plan that flows easily from inside to out and back in again. The baths appear to be in near-original condition. The kitchen has been tastefully updated using the same design tenets that Ms. Driskel used 60 years earlier. Very nice Thermador appliances. What does it for me is the soaring, natural wood ceiling, the walls of glass and the intelligent use of space. You can see the details and photos here Priced at $1,125,000.
Next up we have a Darling/Baron listing at 1619 Poppy Peak in the San Rafael Hills of Pasadena. This 1900+ square foot 3 bed/3bath home sits on a 28739 foot lot with stellar westerly views. The wrought iron spiral staircase is cool yet out of place when considering the rest of this 60s home. Nice use of slate and original hardwood floors. This home enjoys Mills Act tax savings and is for sale at $899,000. You can see the details and photos here

Last and certainly not least is the David Lopez, AIA home (brought to you by Patrick McGinley) off of Lake Avenue in Altadena. David Lopez designed many Altadena homes in the 1950s and 60s and I'm grateful for every one of them. This 3 bed/2bath 1795 Square foot home sits on a private 22708 foot lot. You access the home down a long private driveway. Here again you have walls of glass and are surrounded by all the green lushness of nature. The kitchen is quite modest as is in so many 50s homes. What a great home to update and enjoy. For sale at $779,000. Almost forgot. The garage houses quite a wood shop and has a cool little study off to one side. You can see the details and photos here #lee cuellar,, #modern architecture, #pasadena, #south pasadena

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Keller Williams - KW Cares commmits $162,470 in grants for KW families affected by Hurricane Sandy. I am so proud to be part of a company that supports its members and their families. Once again, Here's to Keller Williams. #keller williams, #KW Cares, #leecuellar, #mistermidcentury

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Villa San Pasqual, standing the test of time. This complex has stood proudly in Pasadena for almost 60 years. Lionel V. Mayell (1897-1978) is attributed to have been the first developer of cooperatively owned apartments on the west coast. Mayell's first co-op apartment building was built in Long Beach in 1922. Mayell built five other multi-family coop apartments in the City of Pasadena in addition to Whispering Waters, they include: Orange Grove Manor at 164-180 South Orange Grove Blvd. (1949), apartments at 707 South Orange Grove Blvd. (1950), the Capri Aire at 660 South Orange Grove Blvd. (1951), Plaza del Arroyo at 101 N. Grand Ave. (1955) and Villa San Pasqual at 1000 East San Pasqual (1954), which was designated a City of Pasadena landmark in 2005. Whispering Waters is the last project known to be built by Lionel Mayell Enterprises in Pasadena. Unit T from the MLS: Gorgeous top floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath, large corner unit, with huge 900 SF deck. Beautiful wood floors, carpet in bedrooms, newly remodeled. Great natural light with lots of windows and plantation shutters. Appliances included(tell me about them?). Large kitchen with recessed lights. Historical designation unit that may include property tax benefits. Walking distance to all of South Lake. Covered single car garage, additional easy street parking out front. Fully funded HOA. Dues include Electricity, Gas, Trash and Water.

Friday, October 12, 2012

1820 Devon Road Pasadena CA 91103

Million dollar view for under a million! Absolutely turn-key and updated Linda Vista home with a pool and breathtaking panoramic views. Living room with walls of windows, beamed ceilings and sliding doors to the picturesque patio/balcony. Completely updated kitchen with a center island and adjacent dining area. Master bedroom with private balcony access and views of the mountains and city. Beautifully updated master bathroom with dual sinks and a separate tub and shower. Two additional bedrooms, one with french doors leading to a private side patio and a grassy yard. Den with a built-in wardrobe that could be used as a fourth bedroom. Resurfaced pool and spa and a patio with wrap around bench seating. Additional features include beautiful wood floors, recessed lighting, crown molding, central heat and air and an open floorplan that makes the home ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining. $999,000. Call Lee for more details. 877.886.5729. #lee cuellar,, #architecture, #pasadena real estate for sale

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Keller Williams Pasadena prepares for Red Day 2012

CONTACT: Lee Cuellar
Tel: 310.980.1545

4th Annual “RED Day” Set to Lend a Hand in Pasadena
Keller Williams Pasadena Market Center to take part of community service initiative in the US and Canada

Pasadena, CA (4/25/12) Keller Williams Realty associates may be taking the day off on Thursday, May 10, 2012, but it will hardly be a day of rest. Associates with the Pasadena Market Center have chosen to “Give Where They Live” as part of RED Day, one of the biggest events in the real estate industry.

Short for “Renew, Energize and Donate,” RED Day was created to unite Keller Williams Realty offices and associates in an international day of service.

As part of the RED Day effort, the Pasadena Market Center has chosen to spend the day with Door of Hope.   “We will spend the day renovating three apartment units, we will collect consumable supplies and organize a party to wrap it all up”, says Sylvia Vega, Event Chair.  Door of Hope, a non-profit, faith based organization whose mission is to equip homeless families to rebuild their lives.   Since 1985, Door of Hope has been providing transitional housing and a restoration program especially designed for homeless families with children.
Door of Hope is one of the few places which will accept both single mothers and single fathers as well as two parent families. Their goal is to help families with children go from homelessness to self-sufficiency to permanent housing. Door of Hope provides a safe, nurturing home environment for homeless families who are serious about getting their lives back on track.
“This event is an entrenched part of Keller Williams Realty’s culture and displays the extraordinary effect a company can have when individuals come together to work as a team for the greater good of everyone,” said Team Leader, DJ Berg III.  “Last year, we cleaned, painted and hauled away years of debris for a senior citizen.  We can’t tell you what an impact it made on each of us personally-it felt so great to give back to the community we know and love.”

View the Door of Hope Video Here: 

"I can't believe your entire company nationwide does this every year...more companies should get involved.” – Norman, senior homeowner and recipient of  Red Day 2011.
During RED Day 2011, over 40,000 Keller Williams associates participated in activities ranging from food and blood drives to cleaning up trash in public parks, doing yard work for neighbors in need or revamping gardens at nursing homes totaling more than 190,000 hours of service making RED Day one of the biggest events in the real estate industry.

For more information about RED Day visit 

The Keller Williams Realty Pasadena Market Center, located at 445 S. Fair Oaks Avenue is a full service real estate firm with 200 sales associates.

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About Keller Williams Realty, Inc.:
Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the second-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States, with 701 offices and almost 80,000 associates in the United States and Canada. The company, which began franchising in 1990, has an agent-centric culture that emphasizes access to leading-edge education and promotes an economic model that rewards associates as stakeholders and partners. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes and commercial real estate properties. For more information, or to search for homes for sale visit Keller Williams Realty online at ( Information about Keller Williams Realty’s international expansion can be found at (