Home for Rent

Altadena California 91001 United States of America

Listing # 15674

Rates From USD 3750 Monthly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Dillinger House near JPL and Angeles National Forest

Dillinger House is a comfortable, fully furnished, 1953 mid-century cinder block home in the Altadena foothills (designed by noted architect Ken Gordon) appropriate for professionals requiring extended stay accommodations.

Located off a private road in a quiet, semi-rural neighborhood on the boundary of Angeles National Forest with hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trail access and parkland adjacent. ~2 miles from JPL and close to Caltech & Pasadena. Beautiful views, excellent birding & relatively dark skies.

The home has 3 bedrooms and a study (though one bedroom is currently configured as a 2nd office + there is a twin-size sleeper sofa in the study for guests); oak hardwood floors with radiant heat, dining room with 1890 oak table, large fireplace, living room, some antiques. It is completely furnished including all major & small appliances, dinnerware (including sets of fine old bone china & crystal), utensils, pots/pans, cooking spices, tea & coffee, natural cotton bed linens, quilts & down comforters, towels, office desk (including supplies & a working manual typewriter), a selection of books, field guides & local maps, vintage game sets & chess, etc. TV, DVD, DISH satellite service (with NASA TV), Bose wave radio/CD player; wi-fi; central A/C; solar power system. House kept as chemical-free as possible. Organic garden, fruit trees, some herbs; patio dining, small charcoal BBQ, bird bath & feeders. Garage + additional off-street (private) parking next to home. All necessities included, just bring your own toothbrush & clothes.

Particulars, additional photos, and tours of the home available upon request; current tenants permitting. Dillinger House is rented for a minimum stay of one month (dates are flexible). Rate is negotiable depending upon length of stay and lease terms TBD. Please note: The Dillinger House is a rental home; it is not available as an exchange property or house-sitting arrangement.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2000 Sq. Feet
Suited for
5 people
Property Type


Available from Wednesday, July 14, 2021 onward
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Dates are flexible, rates thus negotiable
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Altadena
Postal Code - State or Province 91001 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Chaney Trail Neighborhood, Angeles National Forest, Altadena, Pasadena Area
Closest University Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL), Caltech
University nearby Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL), Caltech, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena Community College (PCC). Occidental College, Huntington Library

Rental Price:

USD 3750 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Rate negotiable depending upon number of tenants, length of stay, services required
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Mountains

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Single level access, but steep, hillside location.


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Robert Staehle and I have been privileged to work many years for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) that is operated by CALTECH. JPL is a world-renowned center for robotic exploration of space, from Earth observing instruments, to rovers on Mars, to stars beyond our own Solar System. We enjoy hosting visiting scientists, engineers, writers, and multimedia producers in the Dillinger House... as well as meeting interesting persons from all walks of life. Prior to my career at JPL, I was a Zoo Keeper at the Los Angeles Zoo. As a wildlife biologist, I am interested in the intersection between the physical and biological sciences. We enjoy the local wildlife, wildflowers, trails, and rugged vistas in Angeles National Forest that forms the northern boundary of our home and the Dillinger House. Rob and I are cofounders of Tubb Canyon Desert Conservancy (TCDC). Lori

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