First time on the market, this charming two bedroom cottage style home nestled in the family-friendly Sierra Madre community is a must see. As you enter into the living room and pass the large fireplace, the light from the large windows draws your attention outward to the beautiful mountains beyond. Looking up, you’ll notice art deco style moldings separating the living room from the dining room. These touches of art deco design are sprinkled throughout the home, including the transom window in the cozy movie room. This home was designed and built in 1957 by Benjamin Schmidt, an intriguing man with numerous inventions to his name, primarily in the auto industry, with his most recognizable collaborator being the Gillette family - yes, that Gillette family. He was an active participant in shaping Sierra Madre, and his family has lived in the home since it was built. You can still see some of his clever designs as you walk throughout the property. One of which is a unique rotating phone box between the kitchen and den. Remnants from when Sierra Madre was full of avocado farms are two Fuerte avocado trees in the rear yard – arguably the creamiest and best tasting avocados, ever. After picking a couple of them, the newly remodeled kitchen is a perfect place to whip up some guacamole and share it with the neighbors as you enjoy one of the many annual parades or festivals that downtown Sierra Madre offers. After all, downtown is only a short walk away. This really is a place where people slow down, get to know each other, enjoy supporting local businesses, smile and wave at passersby. Welcome home to 450 Fairview Avenue.