SPRING HOME TOUR HOUSES
|MCNALLY MANSION, designed by Frederick L. Roehrig, 1887
The famed McNally Mansion, designed by Frederick L. Roehrig in 1887 for Andrew McNally of the Rand-McNally Map Company of Chicago, is a featured location on the tour. The 2 ½-story Queen Anne-style home retains remarkable integrity both inside and out. Though the property and the gardens have changed over the years, it remains a remarkable showplace. Original photos and postcards of the house and grounds will remind guests of this great estate’s prominence and grandeur as one of Altadena’s earliest mansions. [Photos by Cameron Carothers]
|SPANISH BUNGALOW, 1922
Also in Altadena, tour-goers can visit a charming 1922 Spanish Colonial Revival bungalow with drought-tolerant and drought-loving front and back gardens designed and cared for by the creative, design-conscious owner. The landscape was so well received by neighbors that they copied the design, giving the block cohesive curb appeal.
[Photos by Dennis Hill]
|HAYNES LANDSCAPE DESIGN HOUSE, 1902 Farmhouse & 1930s Spanish Bungalows
Haynes Landscape Design’s home base will be part of the tour as well. See the gardens and nursery of their 1902 farmhouse as well as the interior and exterior living spaces of two delightful, one bedroom, one bath, miniature 1930s Spanish bungalows. [Photo by Dennis Hill]
|BOEHM HOUSE, by Merle Ramsy, 1925
The Boehm House, also known as “Villa La Mesa” is part of the National Register District of Prospect Park. This 1925 Spanish Revival home designed by architect Merle Ramsy welcomes guests under the impressive front loggia with beautiful fountains, intricately carved front doors and landscaped gardens that give the feel of being out in a private park.
|W. PARKER LYON HOUSE, by Thornton Ladd, 1948
The W. Parker Lyon House, which was designed in 1948 by noted architect Thornton Ladd, is an extraordinary example of mid-century architecture, with attention paid to every detail and strong emphasis on the connection between interior and exterior spaces. The current homeowners commissioned most of the current landscaping which beautifully frames the striking house and its many levels.[Photos by homeowner]
|MULVIHILL HOUSE, designed by Harwell Hamilton Harris, 1949
In neighboring Sierra Madre is the 1949 mid-century Mulvihill House designed by Harwell Hamilton Harris. Harris visited the home to make suggestions for restoration and to explain his original design to the current owners. Owner John Tillman Lyle designed the current landscape and studio. Lyle was the principal architect for the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona and the principal landscape architect for the Adam Joseph Lewis center for Environmental Studies at Oberlin College. He is the author of such books as “Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development” and “Design for Human Ecosystems.” [Photos by Cameron Carothers]