For the primary time because it was constructed, the house of a famed audiophile inventor is on the market. Nestled within the Altadena foothills north of Pasadena, the five-bedroom, five-bath home encompasses 4,162 sq. toes and is about on one acre of land.
Donald James Leslie, who handed away in September of 2004 at age 93, created and manufactured the Leslie Speaker. His invention refined and improved the sound of the Hammond Organ, and helped popularize digital music.
Don Leslie was impressed with the sound of a Hammond organ in a live performance corridor, however much less enthused with the instrument in a confined area. There, the sound had no resonance, and the pure digital oscillators sounded “boring, shrill, and nonetheless” to Leslie’s ear. To treatment this drawback, in 1937 he invented a speaker which rotates inside its cupboard, producing a Doppler impact, which modulates the sound. To some extent, this imitates the resonance of the organ in a big auditorium by projecting it 360 levels. This gadget was ultimately one in every of over 50 patents he owned.
The inside of the mid-century trendy home he constructed in 1958 presents spacious residing and household rooms, a built-in bar, eating room, a gourmand kitchen with island and a house workplace/bed room excellent for working from residence.
Along with the principle home, there’s a studio and workshop totaling a further 760 sq. toes, which may additionally perform as an adjunct dwelling unit. Further outbuildings embrace a 3-car storage, swimming pool, dressing rooms and, for sports activities lovers, a north/south tennis courtroom. Different highlights embrace a 400 amp service, a customized engineered sprinkler system, an intercom system, and, as befits an digital music inventor, a totally purposeful pipe organ system with a literal wall of sound.
An extra function is subsequent door: a vacant lot located beside this one can be on the market, providing an important alternative to broaden the present residence or construct a second or third residence with ADU’s.
The verdant location is near many mountaineering trailheads and parks, and minutes away from the Altadena City & Nation Membership, procuring, eating, and leisure.
Listed by Michael Bell of Sotheby’s International Realty – Pasadena Brokerage, the home is on the market for $3 million.