Bungalow Heaven Neighborhood Association to Present Celebrated Annual Bungalow Heaven Home Tour

Bungalow Heaven Neighborhood Association Presents its 30th Annual Bungalow Heaven Home TourBungalow Heaven Neighborhood Association Presents its 30th Annual Bungalow Heaven Home TourBungalow Heaven Neighborhood Association Presents its 30th Annual Bungalow Heaven Home TourBungalow Heaven Neighborhood Association Presents its 30th Annual Bungalow Heaven Home TourBungalow Heaven Neighborhood Association Presents its 30th Annual Bungalow Heaven Home TourBungalow Heaven Neighborhood Association Presents its 30th Annual Bungalow Heaven Home Tour

STAFF REPORT | Photography by MARK CLIFFORD

8:59 pm | April 1, 2019


Come and spend a day strolling down tree-lined streets, viewing historic homes and munching on homemade cookies. On April 28th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,  you can do just that in Pasadena’s first Historic Landmark District, Bungalow Heaven, located off Orange Grove just east of N. Lake Ave. This cozy neighborhood is home to hundreds of Craftsman homes, constructed between 1905 and 1925. The Arts & Crafts architecture reflected a movement away from the ornate Victorian style to simpler structures in harmony with nature. Materials such as river rock and redwood shingles were commonly used in constructing these unique homes, which typically include front porches, wide windows and interior details of wood, tile and glass.

The annual Home Tour invites visitors into 8 homes to enjoy docent led commentaries about the home’s architectural details and history. Your tour map will highlight areas with restoration demonstrations, music entertainment, items of Craftsman interest, as well as stations of Bungalow Heaven’s famous complimentary homemade cookies, and lemonade. Multiple food trucks will be on hand from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM for visitors who wish to purchase lunch.

The Bungalow Heaven Home Tour offers a 45-minute docent-led trolley tour of the Landmark District architecture for $10 per person ($15 the day of). An added feature this year is one tour at 10:00 AM. that showcases one designer and their signature details. The revised cookbook, At Home With Bungalow Heaven Cookies, will be available for purchase and includes recipes for the most popular cookies available on the tour. A silent auction and/or ticketed raffle will take place at McDonald Park giving visitors a chance to win beautiful Arts and Crafts related items. You can remember your Bungalow Heaven experience with logo decorated items purchased at the mercantile stand.

More information on the Bungalow Heaven Home Tour and ticket sales can be found at www.bungalowheaven.org or by calling (626) 585-2172. Tickets are $25 per person if purchased in advance and $30 the day of the tour. Tickets, informational tour brochures, and maps will be available at McDonald Park, near the intersection of Mar Vista Avenue and Mountain Street.

Note: Due to the historic nature of the homes, disabled access to houses on the tour is not available.