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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 [...]

Big Night Out for AIDS Service Center

Big Night Out for AIDS Service Center

If you’re looking to support a worthy cause in style, then Pasadena’s 14th Annual Big Night Out is certainly for you. The dinner event, which consists of meals served at 20 of the area’s most historic and architecturally significant homes, is the main fundraising event for the ASC (AIDS Service Center), which provides services for [...]

Open Days Garden Tour Pasadena

Open Days Garden Tour Pasadena

What would Pasadena’s grand tour-worthy homes be without the well-kept gardens that surround them? This May, the Garden Conservancy is opening six private gardens up for public viewing as its Open Days Program comes to Pasadena. On May 1st, the Conservancy is offering self-guided tours to support their efforts of garden preservation across the country.  [...]

Almost Heaven, Pasadena

Almost Heaven, Pasadena

Pasadena now has more historic districts than Hollywood has marijuana dispensaries, but it all started with Bungalow Heaven, Pasadena’s first Landmark District and a recent addition to the National Register of Historic Places. Bungalow junkies, whose numbers are legion, clear their calendars in April to be ready for the annual Bungalow Heaven home tour, which [...]

Annual Spring Home Tour

Annual Spring Home Tour

Rain or no rain, it’s time once again for Pasadena Heritage’s spring home tour, this year dubbed “The Legacy of Wallace Neff.” The drive-yourself tour, which includes six private homes, highlights the work of Southern California architect Wallace Neff. Neff was known for creating Mediterranean Revivals that he called “California Houses”—European-influenced architecture adapted to Southern [...]

Tomato Time Once Again

Tomato Time Once Again

With tomato-planting season fast approaching, the L.A Arboretum will soon be offering its annual “Great Tomato Sale & Talk” with expert Steve Gotto. Back for the tenth year, this event will begin with a seminar on all the proper techniques for choosing, planting and growing your tomato crop, which will be followed by a sale [...]

Leigh Adams’s Dry-Garden Paradise

Leigh Adams’s Dry-Garden Paradise

What a wonderful story by Emily Green in today’s Los Angeles Times about Altadenan Leigh Adams’s dry garden. We at Hometown Pasadena have known Leigh for years—she taught most of our kids Spanish and the art of gourd painting at Sequoyah School—and have watched in awe as she’s continued to grow as an artist and [...]

Rain, Rain, Come Again!

Rain, Rain, Come Again!

Want to learn how to make the most of the inordinate amount of rain we’ve had this winter? Come out to a free workshop on March 12 to get the run-down on rain harvesting with barrels and on the basics of rain gardens, which conserve water and replenish the ground water. In our semi-arid climate, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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