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Arts & Crafts à la Britannica – Yanks & Brits Do Mix!

Arts & Crafts à la Britannica – Yanks & Brits Do Mix!

“Want to see my garden?” she said. “I’ll meet you on the roof.” I would love to utter those sentences! If I did, it would mean I was referring to one of the two rooftop gardens that were part of the original allure of Manor Del Mar. Exactingly renovated, Manor Del Mar will reveal her new face [...]

Tournament House Tours

Tournament House Tours

Don’t miss out on seeing the inside of the Tournament House before it closes its doors for the fall. Free tours of the house are offered every Thursday through August; not only do you get to see the house, but you’ll also see—get ready for it—the Crown of the Rose Queen. Inside the 21-room, 18,500-square-foot Italian Renaissance-style [...]

Castle Green Summer Tour

Castle Green Summer Tour

To see where film director Tim Burton, surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp and artist Charles White spent their early days creating, be sure to take in this summer’s Castle Green June Tour. Ordinarily closed to the public, the doors of this historic, Moorish and Mission revival-style former hotel will open to visitors on Sunday. Explore over 25 residential units, see [...]

Gamble House Tour

Gamble House Tour

Haven’t quite had your fill of the Gamble House? Then join them for a Behind the Velvet Ropes Tour for those of you who are still curious about what lies beyond the velvet barrier. On this tour participants are welcomed behind the scenes to visit parts of the house not available on the regular one-hour [...]

Classic Homes of Los Angeles Lecture

Classic Homes of Los Angeles Lecture

We can boast some truly fantastic homes here in the Pasadena area — all throughout Los Angeles, in fact. A new coffee-table book, Classic Homes of Los Angeles, celebrates this fact, offering an exclusive look into the homes and gardens of legendary neighborhoods in and around Los Angeles — Hancock Park, Beverly Hills, Malibu, San [...]

It’s Golden Poppy Award Time

It’s Golden Poppy Award Time

Forget the Oscars. Altadena Heritage’s annual Golden Poppy Awards have arrived. Awarded each year, the Golden Poppy represents achievement in beautifying Altadena through the gardening and landscaping of private homes. Says Altadenan Michele Zack, one of the judges, “What we look for every year are gardens that ‘give to the street’ and make their neighborhoods [...]

Altadena Community Gardens

Altadena Community Gardens

This colorful, fenced collection of 63 garden plots on the southwest corner of Loma Alta Park sits on the site of the former Mount Lowe Military Academy, which closed in the 1970s. The citizenry asked the L.A. County Parks Department for a communal garden, so with the help of the California Conservation Corps, walkways and [...]

The Men Behind the Eichler Homes: A Lecture

The Men Behind the Eichler Homes: A Lecture

It’s an evocative name, Eichler. Beyond the suggestive Aryan acoustics, it calls to mind (for architecture buffs, anyway) the midcentury modern homes so synonymous with certain facets of the California lifestyle. Eichler was a developer who made a career out of bringing modern postwar architecture to the general public, through tract housing—the so-called Eichler homes [...]

La Cañada Home Tour

La Cañada Home Tour

Haven’t yet had your fill of touring the most beautiful homes and gardens? Then this Friday, May 6, you can take in the 25th Annual La Cañada High Home Tour, which raises funds for the 7/8 PTA. This year’s tour is comprised of 4 beautiful homes, (we can vouch for the one we’ve visited before) including a 1926 Spanish [...]

Altadena Home Tour 2011

Altadena Home Tour 2011

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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