Open House Obsession: Pasadena Arts & Crafts

Around the time Greene & Greene designed their masterpiece, the 1908 Gamble House in 1908, there were other lesser-known practitioners who built less grand– but still substantial– versions of the classic timber bungalow for an informed, "artistic" middle class. Here's one on the market and open this Sunday, September 16.

380 West Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena $1.4M
Designed by architect Louis B. Easton in 1908 and built in 1910, this 4-bed, 3.5-bath bungalow retains much of its original exterior and interior design details.  Outside, the first floor is stucco and brick, a nod to the original California ranchos, under a shingled second floor and deep overhanging eaves. 
Inside, the first floor rooms have high, paneled wainscoting and classic lantern-like light fixtures, and the front hall has a much simpler version of Greene & Greene's famous staircase from the Gamble House.
The renovated kitchen isn't as grand as the Gamble's but with much the same feeling:
There's a deep, shaded porch and an equally wide covered drive (called a porte-cochere) with its original brick and stone paving, plus mature landscaping that includes an immense old sycamore. And what's not to love about that elephant door knocker?
More images at the listing link. The house has been on the market for two months and been reduced by$225K. Open Sunday, September 16 from 1:00PM to 5:00PM
The Gamble House is one of this country's best preserved examples of Arts & Crafts design, and probably the last surviving house of its kind where cost was no object. Worth a visit. 
Designed by architect Louis B. Easton in 1908 and built in 1910, this 4-bed, 3.5-bath bungalow retains much of its original exterior and interior design details.  Outside, the first floor is stucco and brick, a nod to the original California ranchos, under a shingled second floor and deep overhanging eaves. 
Inside, the first floor rooms have high, paneled wainscoting and classic lantern-like light fixtures, and the front hall has a much rougher version of Greene & Greene's famous staircase from the Gamble House.
The renovated kitchen isn't as grand as the Gamble's but with much the same feeling:
There's a deep, shaded porch and an equally wide covered drive (called a porte-cochere) with its original brick and stone paving, plus mature landscaping that includes an immense old sycamore.
Besides, what's not to love about that elephant door knocker? More images at the listing link. The house has been on the market for two months and been reduced by$225K. Open Sunday, September 16 from 1:00PM to 5:00PM

The Gamble House, a masterpiece of woodworking and joinery in Douglas fir and redwood is one of this country's best-preserved examples of Arts & Crafts design, and probably the last surviving house of its kind where cost was no object. Open to the public six days a week and worth a visit, if only to see the main staircase and Louis Comfort Tiffany's stained-glass front door. 

 

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