McNally Mansion in Altadena Is Postcard-Worthy History Worth Preserving

By Lisa Johnson Mandell The iconic, three-story Andrew McNally mansion in Altadena, CA, is now on the market for $3.79 million. A lucky buyer can live in the residence once known the world over as a recruiting tool for the Southern California lifestyle. Born in 1838, McNally originally hailed from Northern Ireland and partnered with William Rand in the map business in Chicago in the 1860s,… Keep reading

Queen Anne home built in 1888 for mapmaker Andrew McNally hits the market

By Marilyn Kalfus A Queen Anne-style mansion in Altadena built in 1888 for mapmaker Andrew McNally is for sale for the first time in 65 years. The 6,938-square foot, nine-bedroom house at 654 E. Mariposa St. is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The manse was designed by Frederick Roehrig, architect of Pasadena’s landmark… Keep reading

dwell on design :: Meet the Architects Night

Dwell on Design presents four days of engaging design and architecture opportunities. On April 4th, held at the Pacific Design Center, you’ll be able to Meet the Architects who designed the incredible homes featured on this year’s Los Angeles Home Tours. The residence of our very own deasy/penner Partner, William Baker, will roundup the East… Keep reading

Altadena’s incredible McNally estate seeks $3.79M

By Bianca Barragan This incredible landmark estate sits on what was once referred to as Altadena’s Millionaire’s Row. Built in the Queen Anne style in 1888, the grand residence was commissioned by Andrew McNally, a founder and vice-president of the Rand-McNally Map Company of Chicago. Designed by Frederick Roehrig, the architect of Pasadena’s Castle Green,… Keep reading

Art + Architecture Q&A with Mike Deasy

By Kriss Perras & A. Rodo Malibu Arts Journal Q&A MAJ: What defines “Home as Art”? How do you characterize the architecture and the lifestyle? MIKE: Architecture by itself does not necessarily define the art of a home. Nor does the lifestyle. But when architecture embodies its dwellers’ lifestyle enabling them to fulfill their aesthetic, social,… Keep reading

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