Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘historic homes’


Energy Efficiency for Historic Homes

Energy Efficiency for Historic Homes
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We love our little bungalow. Built in 1926, we revel in the hand-wrought iron work, the hand-crafted joinery, the built-in fireplace flanked by inglenooks, the hipped covered porch, and the “elaborated” rafter ends. But after all these years of loving, a piece of us is also sapped, longing to tap out. Uncle, uncle. How is […]

Winsome Home No. 1

Winsome Home No. 1

We often step on the brake and turn our head (for a second too long) when a house or garden attracts our attention. Now that we’ve joined the 21st century and own an iPhone, and consequently no longer curse and scold ourselves for forgetting our camera, we have begun to safely pull over to the […]

Romance & Grandeur on Home Tour

Romance & Grandeur on Home Tour

Lansing and Katherine Beach met in France during World War One. When they returned in 1927 to Pasadena, they built a Norman-style house “as a reminder of their courtship.” Beach House has recently become a designated landmark and will be one of four homes on Pasadena Heritage‘s “Remarkable Historic Homes” tour on March 30th. Included […]

Upstairs Downstairs at the Gamble House

Upstairs Downstairs at the Gamble House

With the Gamble House being only two stories, this doesn’t feel like a traditional upstairs/downstairs situation. The servants weren’t tucked away, never to be thought of or considered. Yes, most often Mary Gamble only used first names in her diary, so historians aren’t able to place all those in their service, but some were regarded […]

Garfield Heights Home Tour

Garfield Heights Home Tour

To get yourself good and warmed up for the coming Craftsman Heritage Festival, take an hour or two this Sunday afternoon to explore several historic houses in Pasadena’s landmark Garfield Heights neighborhood. Occupying the zone between Marengo, Los Robles, Mountain and Washington, the neighborhood is rich in architectural treasures, including houses designed by Sylvanus Marston […]

Karma & the Cottage, Part 2

Karma & the Cottage, Part 2

Thirteen years ago, Sheryl and I moved into a little bungalow on a corner lot in north Pasadena. One of the more unusual features of the property was a large rusty bird pen constructed from 2 1/2″ steel pipe, lumber, tree limbs and heavy screen. The pipe frame roughly formed the outline of a cube, about 9′ in each direction, give or take.

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