Pasadena Heritage presents a new version of its annual Spring Home Tour premiering on Sunday, April 25. Instead of a one-day event, virtual tours of six works of architectural art will be offered as a series.
The tours will highlight extraordinary architectural design by Wallace Neff, Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman, as well as Revival-style architecture. Two different home tours will premiere virtually on the last Sundays of April, May and June, and the recordings will be available through July 4, Pasadena Heritage announced in the influential nonprofit’s newsletter.
In April, the virtual tour will feature two homes designed by Neff, regarded as an “architect to the stars,” for having designed homes for some of the most famous names in Hollywood.
The April tour will include the Edwin and Nannie Neff House, at 555 S. Orange Grove Blvd. in Pasadena, which Neff built for his parents; it is described as a “very livable California house, combining practicality with romance.”
Also on tour starting April 25 will be the exceptional Clark Millikan House, which Neff designed in 1931 using the natural contours of the landscape. The home is located at 1500 Normandy Drive in Pasadena.
In May, Spring Home Tour participants will virtually explore Arroyo del Rey, at 60 El Circulo Drive in Pasadena. The 1979 custom-designed Modern home is nestled under the freeway bridge and takes full advantage of its site, designed by Conrad Buff and Don Hensman.
The second featured home is the spectacular Thompson Moseley House, designed in 1959 by Don Hensman. The house is located at 1030 Canon Drive in San Marino.
This tour, premiering May 30, will include interviews with the homeowners who will give firsthand accounts of working with Buff and Hensman.
Starting June 27, Pasadena Heritage leads participants to the charming Lansing Beach House, at 760 S. Arroyo Blvd., a French-Norman style home built in 1927 by David Witmer and Loyall Watson.
The original owners of this house, Lansing and Katherine Beach, met in France during World War I. It is said that they had this home built in this style as a tribute to their courtship.
A second house for the June tour will be announced soon.
Tickets to the Spring Home Tour will be on sale starting April 5. Individual tour tickets are $15 for Pasadena Heritage members and $18 for nonmembers and include the one-day tour of two homes.
Series package tickets are $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers, which include all three days of the tour with six homes.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.pasadenaheritage.org.
For questions, email preservation@pasadenaheritage.