John Jacob Matthes
(626) 536-4001

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A transplant to Pasadena from San Diego, John relocated in 1989 to attend Art Center College of Design where he was awarded a Master's of Fine Art degree. John is an expert in marketing historic and architectural properties and holds his fiduciary responsibility to his clients in the utmost regard. With real world experience as the founder and principal of Carciofi and Jinglehyme, he successfully united residential real estate development and design; bringing revitalization to local neighborhoods and blighted historic properties through thoughtful renovation and redevelopment. He was awarded “Best Residential Rehabilitation” for work on 1290 Rancheros Rd. by the city of Pasadena in 2014.

John owns and manages short-term vacation rentals in Pasadena, The Sea Ranch, and Sonoma Wine Country. His prior tenure in the marketing and communications wing of the global institutional investing giant The Capital Group Companies, allowed him to develop broad knowledge of printed and digital media. With this knowledge, he has developed sophisticated marketing tools and programs for selling homes in all economic climates. A long-term resident of the Arroyo, John currently resides in Old Pasadena and has had personal stake in properties located in Prospect Park, Madison Heights, San Rafael, South Orange Grove, South Lake, Eagle Rock, Culver City, The Sea Ranch and San Diego. He is a member of Pasadena Heritage, West Pasadena Residents Association and The Legacy Circle, a group of Art Center alumni dedicated to raising funds for student scholarships.
(626) 536-4001

john@crosbydoe.com
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As a New Deal era example of the California Ranch house, this structure foreshadowed what was to become one of the most definitive architectural styles of a post postwar America: The mid-century modern ranch.

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With its over 1.5 acre site, and location where Lombardy ends at the Eaton Canyon Wash, this property has a park-like ambiance.

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If there is a direct link with today’s environmental concerns in architecture with the California Case Study Architects, it would have to be through Calvin Straub.

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Hester?s counterpoint to the ubiquitous stucco box seems to channel the work of Calvin Straub and his contemporaries. The result is a melodic rift where rustic-modern materials meet Asian-influenced post and beam construction.

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Alson Clark Studio and Residence - An urban compound with a historic Monterrey Colonial Revival structure

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Buff Straub & Hensman, Architects with additions by Architect Stephen Hans Nuetzel. With its orientation to panoramic views encompassing San Rafael, the San Gabriels, & out to San Gogornio, & San Jacinto.

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The Buff Residence, 1988

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Living Green in the San Rafeal Hills This warm and dramatic contemporary craftsman home has been completely reinvented with planet Earth in mind; utilizing dual-glazed energy-star windows, micro drip irrigation and low-flow fixtures.

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First offering in nearly 50 years! The Langdon Residence, Robert Langdon, Jr., AIA. The fundamentals of U.S.C.'s modernist architectural tradition are evidenced in the architect's own home.

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This mid-century modern residence offers open plan living in the heart of La Canada Flintridge.

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This well wrought mid-century modern residence is located in the Poppy Peak Historic District on Pasadena's venerable Westside.

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The mild Southern California climate and Spanish style homes have always been 'una combinacion perfecta'. Here, the 'perfect' part of the equation is realized through thoughtful orientation of the structure on its prized site.

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A restoration work in progress - This classic post and beam structure offers scale and quality unusual in a residence of its size.

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Sited on the eastern edge of the Arroyo Seco overlooking Brookside Golf Course and the Rose Bowl, this Mid-century Modern Ranch was built for entertaining.