2017 Showcase House Sneak Peek

May 1, 2017

A tease and a taste.

Karol Franks has walked the halls, rooms, and grounds of this year’s Showcase House of Design. She has a masterful photographer’s eye and we’re delighted she’s sharing her photographs with us.

Nineteen design firms have transformed the interior of the 1916 English Tudor, while 6 exterior design firms revamped the extensive grounds.

The architectural firm of Marston & Van Pelt designed the home and the 7,479 square foot main residence has six bedrooms, four bathrooms and two half-baths.

Built for lawyer-turned-actor Samuel Hinds and his wife (Hinds played the father of Jimmy Stewart’s character in It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946), the 2-acre property has a pool with a faux bois bridge and several water fixtures. One hundred tree varieties fill the landscape, along with numerous rose bushes and an arbor.



2017 Showcase House of Design
Open to the public April 23 – May 21, except Mondays
Find tickets here
Or by calling 1.714.442.3872
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2017 Pasadena Showcase House of Design



All photographs are the sole propriety of Karol Franks and are subject to copyright protection.

Karol Franks Photography.


Enjoy more photography by Karol Franks in Hometown Pasadena’s Photo Op:
Karol’s Frame of Mind
Colors Divine
Iconic Pasadena
Winter to Spring
Karol Franks Photography
Waters Here & There
Temecula Balloon Festival
Lavender Festival
Colored Skies, Public Art & Spineless Cactus

Wanted: Kidney Donor for 26-year-old Jenna Franks…


1 Response for “2017 Showcase House Sneak Peek”

  1. Karol Franks says:

    Thanks Hometown Pasadena!



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