As Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts patrons eagerly await the next official Pasadena Showcase house event next winter, they happily traipsed across three sprawling estates in La Cañada Flintridge at the group’s “June Bloom” event unfolded delightfully on a sunny afternoon Saturday.
Pasadena Showcase House spokesperson Garrett Collins assured us that the group has “every intention of bringing back what will be the 57th Pasadena Showcase House of Design in 2022. We are in the process now of identifying a home and beginning the long permitting process. We hope to announce the 2022 Showcase House later this summer.”
Meanwhile, House fans moved across the three estates featuring picture-perfect landscapes and gardens, Mediterranean terraced planters, and blooming ornamental roses in the heart of nearby Flintridge.
While the home’s interiors were not available, guests were serenaded by live music, seduced by floral demonstrations, and entranced by The Shops at Showcase which highlighted a variety of craftspeople.
The three featured estates included a Spanish Colonial Revival built in 1917 by noted architects Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury on 2.4 acres with a well-manicured promenade, terraced pools and planters, and a secluded tennis sanctuary; an English Tudor Revival built in 1926 on 1.6 acres with a sprawling verdant lawn; and a Colonial Revival built in 1921 on 1.6 acres with an architecturally identical life-size dollhouse and an expansive collection of 142 rosebushes.
A jazz trio, classical guitarist Brian Barany, string trios from the Colburn School and Santa Cecilia Orchestra, pianist Greg Parker, and the Riverboat Dixie Jazz Band, a number of whom are Pasadena Showcase Gifts & Grants recipients, entertained the guests.
Shops at Showcase—a beloved mainstay of the Pasadena Showcase House of
Design experience—was opened for all-day shopping.
The crafts showcase featured Designer Sterling, JP Designs, The Treasured Accessory, Jacqueline B Clothing, Laurie Jo Designs, M & C Collective, Paco Soler, Veronica’s Garden, Lavender Blue, Susie O’s, and Green & Bisque Clayhouse, and Floral designer Drew Domenghini.
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, has been supporting local music and arts programs since 1948. With more than 200 members, the organization raises funds from its major benefit, the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, which has provided more than $23 million to nonprofit organizations, in support of music education, scholarships, concerts, and music therapy.
For more, visit https://pasadenashowcase.org/