On May 1, the Altadena Guild is hosting its 60th tour of notable Altadena abodes. This year, the tour will center around the houses near Walter D. Valentine Park, located north of Holliston Avenue off Palm Street—a neighborhood once known as Wild Wood. The tour will include two bungalows, an Italianate villa and a midcentury ranch. The villa and both bungalows were designed in 1912. The bungalows were originally constructed as cabins, but later remodeled in 1922 by architect Henry Greene of Gamble House fame. One of these boasts a 600-year-old oak tree incorporated into the design. The fourth house is a ranch-style home built in 1951; despite its modernity, it shares traits with earlier Craftsman houses.
Along with the docent-led home tours, the day includes music performances, tea and treats, artisans selling their wares (jewelry, homemade breads, pottery)—there will even be a bar. All proceeds go to support research at Huntington Hospital.
Altadena Home Tour
Sunday May 1, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Corner of Holliston Ave. and Palm St., Altadena
Tickets $25 online & $35 day of event
No animals, no children under age 12, not handicap accessible, no photographs allowed.