It is not very often that a lakeside residence hits the market in the Los Angeles area, but a gorgeous Pasadena Craftsman with just such a setting has come up for lease! And it’s a filming location to boot, with a resume teeming with the names of several big-name stars, including Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig who called the place home in the 2015 Lifetime movie “A Deadly Adoption.”
Offered at $16,320 a month, the 5,100-square-foot property sits on the northern edge of Johnston Lake at 1260 La Loma Rd. in Crown City’s San Rafael neighborhood. Nancy Valentine of Deasy Penner Podley holds the listing.
A true hidden gem, most Los Angeles and Pasadena denizens have likely never heard of Johnston Lake. Named in honor of Alexander Campbell-Johnston, who purchased the three-acre basin as well as the 2,300 acres surrounding it in 1883, the lake sits tucked away from prying eyes behind oleander hedges and tall oak and sycamore trees. Off-limits to the public, it is currently managed by the Brookmere Association, a private group of 18 homeowners who live along the waterfront.
Whoever signs the lease on the Craftsman will not only secure themselves spectacular digs but highly-coveted lake access via the home’s 20-foot boat dock, not to mention use of the adjacent community pool, pool house and park area, as well. Such grand living doesn’t come cheap, though. The lessee is responsible for Brookmere’s $575 quarterly dues, along with the monthly rent. But you get what you pay for, as they say.