Located in the coveted upper canyon of Sierra Madre, this private Artist’s Retreat has panoramic views of the San Gabriel mountains north and city lights south. Just steps from Frank Capra’s childhood home, this beautiful tree canopied hideaway is minutes from Hollywood but feels a million miles away. With no neighbors across the street, relax on the secluded front deck and enjoy the incredible views. French doors open onto the New Orleans style rear courtyard and fountain. Walk through the front door – the outside world slips away as this one of a kind beauty welcomes you home. Sierra Madre, California, $674,000. Visit http://833canyoncrest.com

Reni Rose, Prudential California Realty