500 N. Michillinda Avenue, Sierra Madre 91024 | Podley Properties
About Podley Properties
THE HOOVER ESTATE

From 1932 to 1943, this stunning early California Hacienda-style estate was owned by Herbert Hoover, Jr., son of the 31st president of the United States. President and Mrs. Hoover visited often and the home was known as “The Winter White House”. It was originally built in 1928 by local businessman, Frank Picard, and the estate included almost 6 acres of land. In 1932, when the Hoovers moved in, they added a children’s wing. Word has it that the playroom (accessed by a slide) was designed by family friend, A. A. Milne, the author of “Winnie the Pooh”. This stately property and its colorful link with history reflects the graceful architecture of an earlier era.

  • 7 Bedrooms, 5 & 1/2 Baths
  • Living Room with Cathedral Ceilings & Fireplace
  • Formal Dining Room with Fireplace
  • Wood Paneled Library with Fireplace
  • Family Room/Play Room with Fireplace & Wet Bar
  • Updated Kitchen with Island
  • Original Built-In Refrigerator
  • Breakfast Room
  • Master Bedroom with Sitting Room
  • 2-Car Garage
  • Walk-in Basement
  • Guest Cottage with Living Room
  • Full Kitchen, Laundry Room
  • Bedroom, Bath & Office
  • Swimming Pool & Spa
  • Pool House/Changing Rooms
  • Built in 1928
  • Main House: 5,810 sq. ft. (measured)
  • Guest House: 778 sq. ft. (measured)
  • Lot Size: 1.15 Acres (Per Assessor)
  • Fully Enclosed & Gated