The Trussell-Blumer House. After Blumer purchased the Trussell house, he substantially expanded it, raising it, widening it, and adding another floor beneath. He also expanded the veranda so that it occupied the East, West and South sides of the first two floors, truly a Southern California house designed to take full advantage of the warm, bug-free weather and the spacious view. The photo on the top shows a recent view of the house and the photo on the left shows it's location on the top of a small hill in Sierrra Madre as it appeared when it was first built. The original house still exists, but it is obscured by vegetation until you get to the top of Olive Tree Lane where it is located.