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Pasadena Showcase House Designer: Top Tips to Making Your Living Room a Room Well Lived In

For the upcoming Pasadena Showcase House of Design, Interior Designer Louise O’Malley was tasked with designing the Living Room, Bar and Main Hallway. This year’s Showcase takes place at the Boddy House, a 22-room Hollywood Regency style mansion on the lush botanical grounds of the Descanso Gardens in nearby La Cañada Flintridge. The House is open for public tours from late April through mid-May. Los…

The Huntington Library Goes Hollywood with Rodarte Runway

This past Tuesday, Hollywood and fashion’s finest arrived at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, Botanical Gardens to witness Rodarte debut their fall-winter collection. High-profile guests populated the Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court, a 36-foot-high glass…

2019 Pasadena Showcase Season Kicks-Off with Empty House Party

It’s Showcase season! Nearly 250 design enthusiasts and patrons of the arts attended the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts’ (PSHA) annual Empty House Party on Friday, January 25. Held at the Boddy House on…

Rare Fireplace Created by Famous Pasadena Arts and Crafts Ceramicist Faces Uncertain Future

Ernest Batchelder, a famous Pasadena tile maker and designer, shown inspecting one of his works, a frame holding tiles. Circa 1930. From the Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection maintained by the Los Angeles Public…

Graphic Designer, Photographer, Artist and Innovation Leader Honored by ArtCenter College of Design

ArtCenter College of Design will honor four distinguished alumni at the 2018 Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday evening, October 27 at the Chevy Chase Country Club. The event, held in conjunction with the College’s inaugural…

Saturday, June 01

Pasadena Heritage Presents Restoration Day

Pasadena Heritage is proud to present Restoration Day. Restoration Day will be held on June 1st. Various hands-on will be offered, small group workshops and…

Sunday, June 02

Popular Castle Green Spring Home Tour Will Be Staged in Early June

The friends of the Castle Green invite you to come and celebrate the 120th year of the historic Castle Green located in Old Town Pasadena…

Saturday, December 14

Check Out the Lineup for Pasadena Heritage’s 2019 Walking Tours

Throughout 2019 Pasadena Heritage will offer several walking tours of Pasadana’s Landmark Districts. Tours include exteriors only. Starting locations and parking information will be available…

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Sprawling Altadena Mediterranean Estate Built for Widowed Sisters Revealed as This Year’s Pasadena Showcase House

Nestled near the Altadena foothills mostly unseen to street traffic lies a nearly 12,000 square foot estate that was revealed to be this year’s Pasadena Showcase House of Design site where nearly two dozen designers have completely taken over and made over an historic estate. This year’s Showcase House, called “The Overlook,” is a majestic Mediterranean masterpiece designed by distinguished architect Reginald Davis Johnson and constructed in 1915 at a cost of $14,000 for widowed sisters Ruth Hargrove and Mary Emma Baker. Fast forward to over one hundred years later, and you’ll find the sprawling estate undergoing last minute final…

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