Friday, April 26, 2013

Day Trip: The Gamble House in Pasadena

The Gamble House was designed in 1908 by the Greene brothers, Charles and Henry, of the architectural firm Greene & Greene, in Pasadena, CA.  Their firm is remembered as a leader in the Arts & Crafts movement, and this home, built for members of the Gamble family (as in Procter & Gamble), is their best preserved work.  The Greenes meticulously designed every aspect of the structure, from the exteriors, to the stained glass, to the woodwork and furniture inside.  The house is stunning, and impressive to anyone who appreciates architecture, interior design, or incredibly skilled craftsmanship.  Unfortunately photographs are not allowed inside, but you can plan your own tour or see more here.
Front of house
Lantern built into back terrace
'Pond' on back terrace
View of garage from back terrace
Back yard
Lantern on side of house
Detail along bottom of house
Detail of roof edge
Front door, made of layered glass
Front steps
Plantings on front steps

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