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Bungalows & Craftsman

Nov 10, 2015

150282302_41e61e0138Driving the streets of Los Angeles last month, cutting down side streets to avoid the traffic, we remembered the years we lived around the Wilshire District and West Hollywood; the lovely neighborhoods just off busy boulevards, small to medium houses with tidy lawns and constant blooms—and of every architectural style: Spanish, English Tudor, Victorian, Georgian Colonials, and modern. And of course, bungalows.

The small, petite first home our parents bought in Connecticut (on a street of nothing but these cookie cutter homes), were called Cape Cod-style. When we moved to Los Angeles several decades ago, the bungalows reminded us of “home.” But in L. A. proper, we found the bungalows often overshadowed by the spicier architectural styles. Here in Pasadena and the environs, bungalows reign supreme. The street on which we live now is almost nothing but charming, delicious California bungalows and Craftsman-style houses.

This weekend, get a bungalow and Craftsman fix with Pasadena Heritage’s Bungalow Heaven walking tour and three days of Craftsman Weekend.

We’ve outlined the details of Craftsman Weekend in a previous edition, but if you missed the article, you may find it here: “Craftsman for the Weekend.”

The Bungalow Heaven walking tour fills up very, very quickly so another time slot has been added: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Bungalow Heaven, located in central-northeast Pasadena, is home to one of the largest collections of Craftsman homes in the United States. This landmark district is part of the National Register of Historic Places and features sixteen blocks of bungalows built during the influential Arts and Crafts movement of the 20th century. This walking tour will take participants down the serene, tree-lined streets of Bungalow Heaven as well as provide an overview of the unique neighborhood. (PasadenaHeritage.org)

 

By-David-at-experiencingla.com_

 

Bungalow Heaven Walking Tour
Saturday, Nov. 14th, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Bungalow Heaven
Cost: $25, non-members; $20, members
Purchase tickets (quickly!) at Eventbrite
PasadenaHeritage.org

 

Some of the homes on the Craftsman home tour…

The Phillips House by designer/builder B. Marshall Wotkyns. "Perhaps one of the most symmetrical Craftsman homes to be seen" (Pasadena Heritage).

The Root House by designed by Stimson “with several Greene & Greene-like details.”

 

The Root House by designed by Stimson "with several Greene & Greene-like details."

The Flintoft House, 1911. “Charles Buchanan, known for achieving a massive, sturdy look in his designs, built this.”

 

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The Phillips House by designer/builder B. Marshall Wotkyns. “Perhaps one of the most symmetrical Craftsman homes to be seen” (Pasadena Heritage).

 

Pasadena Heritage’s Craftsman Weekend 2015




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