SPRING HOME TOURS
Pasadena Heritage is proud to present a new version of our annual Spring Home Tour. Instead of a one-day event, tours of six architectural works of art will be offered as a series. Recordings of two different home tours will premiere on the last Sundays of April, May and June. Recordings will be available through July 4.
PREMIERED APRIL 25 – WALLACE NEFF
In April we featured two homes designed by Wallace Neff, architect to the stars! The Edwin and Nannie Neff House was built for Neff’s parents, a very livable California house, combining practicality with romance. Also on tour in April was the exceptional Clark Millikan House, designed in 1931 using the natural contours of the landscape to determine the design of the home.
PREMIERED MAY 30 – CONRAD BUFF AND DONALD HENSMAN
In May we explored Arroyo del Rey, the 1979 custom-designed Modern home nestled under the freeway bridge and taking full advantage of its site, designed by Buff & Hensman. The second featured home is the spectacular Moseley House, designed in 1999 by Don Hensman. The tour includes interviews with the homeowners who gave first-hand accounts of working with Conrad Buff and Don Hensman.
PREMIERING JUNE 27 – REVIVAL-STYLE ARCHITECTURE
In June we will visit the charming Lansing Beach House, 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 WWI. It is said that they had this home built in this style as a tribute to their courtship. A second house, yet to be determined, will also be featured in June.
We will also look at architect Everett Phipps Babcock’s home. This home, known locally as the “fairy tale castle,” has the feeling of a medieval manor. Built in the English Tudor style in 1926 for the architect and his wife Clare, it served as Babcock’s residence and home office for a period. The home is a designated City Landmark and is part of the recently designated Arden Road historic district.
Links to the pre-recorded video will be sent the day of each premiere and will be available until July 4.