Al Lewis
The Morgan Ranch Estate

Al Lewis
Competitive Marketing and Sales
Professional Since 1975

  • List Price: $1,695,000
  • Type: Single-Family
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Full Baths: 3
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Sq. Ft.: 5038
  • Year Built: 1984
  • View: City Lights
  • Status: Active

The Morgan Ranch Estate
An Extraordinary View-Oriented Custom Home
Located in Glendora, California, *Half Acre / 5,038 Sq. Ft.
4 Bedrooms / 3.5 Baths

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The Community / Glendora is a city in Los Angeles County, California, twenty-three miles east of downtown Los Angeles. As of the 2010 census, the population of Glendora was 50,073.

Known as the "Pride of the Foothills", Glendora is an affluent city with diverse housing and a consistently high-ranking school district. Glendora lies within the 626 area code of San Gabriel Valley. The city to Glendora's west is Azusa while San Dimas lies to the east. Glendora has its own police force and the town's crime rate is very low.

Residences in Glendora range from early 20th-century bungalows, to modest ranch style homes, to multi-story grand mansions. Glendora's most expensive neighborhoods contain many very large, secluded, estate homes with sweeping views across the San Gabriel Valley to Downtown Los Angeles. These neighborhoods include Morgan Ranch, Gordon Highlands, Bluebird Hill, Silent Ranch, Oak Tree Rancho, Hidden Springs, Oakhart Estates, and Easley Canyon Estates. 

Membership in the Glendora Country Club is by invitation only and has been played by many professional golfers. Glendora also owns a nine-hole golf course, Glen Oaks, offering a driving range, instructional services, a practice area and the nine-hole, par three course itself.

In the California State Legislature, Glendora is in the 25th Senate District, represented by Democrat Carol Liu, and in the 48th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Roger Hernandez at the time of this writing. In the United States House of Representatives, Glendora is split between California's 27th congressional district and California's 32nd congressional district, which are represented by Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) and Grace Napolitano (D-Norwalk, respectively at the time of this writing.

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Monrovia Health Center in Monrovia serving Glendora and, lastly, Glendora celebrated its centennial as an incorporated city in 2011.

The Morgan Ranch Estate

The owner of this property – a former Disney Imagineering executive – functioned as a Project Director of Architecture and Engineering for Disney Imagineering, worldwide, for nearly forty years and headed teams for designing and building many of the company’s standout parks and attractions.

These responsibilities, as you can imagine, required a skillset enabling an ability to focus on the components or elements of a structure or system and a capacity to unify them into a coherent functional whole. Hmm, sounds like the build-out of some of the fantastic attractions we so love and enjoy at Disneyland.

Possibly, the most important function among the wide variety of artists, architects, construction superintendents, contractors, skilled craftsmen and the like that work for Disney Imagineering is the Project Director. Imagine, now, what he would have done with his own home.

This Furniture Included property stands out as a master work of art as well as what we always refer to as a custom crafted home jammed packed with every amenity you would expect of a top shelf five-thousand square foot estate. The rear landscape architecture which includes a view-oriented outdoor dining area, meticulously designed pool and spa, hillside trails with meditation areas and cozy getaways, lush low-water landscape, though laced with mature pines, is very Disneylandish throughout; a delight to behold.

Did I say Furniture Included? Very important, now, and again like something you might imagine a Disney company’s project director to do, is that the home has been fitted with moneysaving devices like a fully paid for (not leased) solar power system that functions so well that annual energy use averages only $130 a month, even when running two five-ton 16 SEER air conditioners nearly full time during the summer. Without this cost saving facility, energy costs could average $400 a month, peaking at approximately $1000 a month in the summer.

The upgraded moneysaving water softener and hot water recirculation pump can run without incurring extraordinary costs because of special engineering as well. See the “Detail” link on the sidebar to the left to peruse a list of home features and improvements not found in your general run-of-the-mill custom home wherever located.

Meticulously maintained and upgraded throughout, only a home tour can suffice to define the features that imbue this property with a must-have sense of urgency upon a first visit. Oh, yes, one more thing. You would expect that a Disney exec would build a top-of-the-mark in-home theater with reclining seats into their home, wouldn't you? This property features one of the nicest in-home theaters I have even seen. Furniture Included means this all stays, less personal accessories and possessions and collectible fine art throughout (a detailed list provided upon offer).

You will, of course, want to personalize your interior design. Initially, though, the buyer of this property can save tens of thousands of dollars by moving into a substantially complete, turnkey property meticulously furnished both in and out.

!!! Now Selling by Auction !!!

The Morgan Ranch Estate is now selling by both conventional means and by auction. This is a strong indication of a willingness by the seller to consider reasonable bids.

A Sale-by-Auction Bid Form, Letter of Explanation and Instruction, and a Sealed Bid Envelope are available at the property or by email upon request. There is no minimum or maximum bid established. You can submit a bid using our exclusive non-binding bid form at any price whether "Up" or "Down" from the list price.

If you are a real estate agent or a buyer working with an agent and have questions regarding this property or the bidding process, or wish to submit a bid in person, by mail, email or fax, please call any time to discuss and coordinate the process.

How to See this Property.

The Morgan Ranch Estate Can be Seen Most Any Time by Appointment.

Al Lewis / Broker
Real Estate Professionals World Enterprise Marketing
Real Estate Prof's Allstate Marketing


Success Stories / This customized website, images, story, and brochure are representative of the style and quality of online marketing we at Real Estate Professionals World Enterprise Marketing create for every property we list and sell. Some information has been removed or changed to protect the privacy of Marketing Partners and Principals.

Plain Talk / Care is taken to ensure size and dimension of the site itself is compact and structured for ease of use across multiple platforms (1) Phones (2) Tablets and (3) Computers. This is largely ignored today. Even greater care is taken to avoid overselling or puffing, as it's called under law, that represents more than exists or can be delivered because the first, overselling, provides too much information and reduces previews and the second, puffing, leads to letdown and reduced sales. In advertising both The Truth Works Best and Less is More are guiding principles of paramount importance to success (1) Curiosity stimulates inquiry (2) Fulfillment reduces it.

Sometimes in Real Estate Close is Not Good Enough / When market conditions are such that selling is not a challenge because of the economic climate or because of supply-and-demand relative to some region or locale, high-level professional marketing is not something people think a lot about: half-measures are adequate to the job. On the other hand, when the wheel turns and you find unexpectedly that selling is a challenge, a weak line of action will not suffice.

Who decides or can decide or even knows what factors will lead to success become the issues of the day. Clearly a broker with a great deal of high-level professional experience specific to the task at hand would be a good bet: one whose work and experience spans many decades and whose work and programs have done it hundreds of times, better yet, thousands of times for both home owners and new-development builders alike. That experience - Found Here - will guide every move and underscore the strategies, tactics and actions of a fast-sale marketing campaign. 

Al Lewis, Marketing Professional Since 1975, is the Principal of Real Estate Professionals World Enterprise Marketing, an independent, standalone advertising agency serving the needs of real estate oriented sales professionals, owners and sellers throughout home state, California, the US, and numerous International markets; and Broker of Real Estate Professionals Allstate Marketing, a real estate company licensed with the California Dept. of Real Estate, License No. 00524259. Both are headquartered in Orange County.



Other Details:
  • Three year old solar power system, owned not leased.
  • Electrical panel was upgraded three years ago.
  • Solar tinting on high sun exposure windows.
  • Dual pane windows throughout.
  • Hardwood, marble, and porcelain tile flooring except new carpet in the living room, stairs, second floor hall, bedroom two, and home theater room.
  • Granite and marble counter tops throughout.
  • Living room, family room and master bedroom each have a fireplace. All fireplaces can be either gas or wood burning.
  • Upgraded kitchen with all new energy efficient appliances including double convection ovens, all induction cooktop with pop up down draft ventilator, under counter drawer type microwave oven and wine refrigerators.
  • Large hillside retreat area with great views, a gazebo, outdoor fireplace and extensive seating areas and lighting.
  • Pool area includes newly refinished pool and spa (PebbleTech), new energy efficient gas pool heater, built-in bench seating, newly resurfaced deck areas, and outdoor covered winebar.
  • Energy efficient heating (gas) and air conditioning systems one each for first and second floors installed three years ago, includes two five ton 16 SEER condensers.
  • Water softener and hot water recirculation pump.
  • Sewer line from the house to the street was replaced this year.
  • Garage has built-in storage cabinets, a work space, and new garage doors with premium openers installed two years ago.
  • Covered rear patio.
  • Upstairs bedrooms have great views.
  • All bedrooms are large and have direct access to the pool area.
  • Master bath has been upgraded and includes: dual sinks, shower, privacy toilet, large chromatherapy air bubble massage tub and high end plumbing fixtures.
  • Office includes built-in granite top credenza with cabinets above and 12 ft. high boxed wood ceiling.
  • Family room includes a bar with back bar and sink.
  • Home theater room includes a rear serving counter and cabinets with an under counter refrigerator and sink, six reclining theater seats, three in front and three on a raised floor in back, built-in front cabinet with space and mounting bracket large enough for a 70 inch diagonal flat panel TV. House presently has Time Warner cable, phone and high-speed internet and can be converted to Satellite if desired.i
  • Upstairs bedrooms two and three have built-in desks.
  • *24,140 sq. ft. Lot.
  • HOA fee is $288 a year.
  • Features and Details provided by Seller. Deemed reliable, but not guaranteed by Broker. Copyright © 2024 All rights reserved.