SPRING HOME TOUR
Spring Home Tour: “Better Homes and Gardens”
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Tour extraordinary historic homes and gorgeous gardens as Pasadena Heritage presents architectural and landscape design spanning more than 130 years. Inspired by the legendary magazine that has epitomized American living since 1922 with articles such as, “Create the Perfect Front Yard” and “Backyard Landscapes with our Gardening Tips,” Better Homes and Gardens continues to be one of America’s favorite magazines.
Pasadena Heritage’s Spring Home Tour, “Better Homes and Gardens”, allows guests to experience noteworthy architecture and landscape design that influence each other and combine to create perfect harmony. From “curb appeal” to private interiors, visitors will enjoy places that clearly demonstrate the beauty of indoor-outdoor living blended seamlessly together.
Guests will drive themselves to each location where docents will provide guided tours of interior and exterior features of five different locations throughout Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre. Homes are not ADA accessible and guests should expect to be walking on uneven surfaces.
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Home tour advance - $45, $40 for members
Home tour day of - $48 for everyone
Lecture and Documentary Screening by author Kelly Comras: “Ruth Shellhorn,
Mid-Century Landscape Architect”
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Prior to the tour on March 8th at 7:00 p.m. Pasadena Heritage will present author Kelly Comras who will speak on the career and accomplishments of distinguished mid-century landscape architect Ruth Shellhorn. The evening also includes a screening of the documentary film about Ms. Shellhorn and a book-signing will follow the talk and film. Ruth Shellhorn, mid-century landscape architect who defined regional aesthetic of Southern California, is perhaps best known for her work on the Bullock’s department stores and her work with Walt Disney on the original design of Disneyland. Shellhorn also designed the landscape master plan for UC at Riverside and other campuses as well as a number of private gardens and estates for movie stars and business leaders in the Los Angeles region.
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for guided tours and a cash bar
The Shakespeare Club, 171 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, 91105
Lecture advance - $22, $18 for members
Lecture day of - $25 for everyone
To see more pictures and learn more about the houses on the tour please visit this page.