The 54th Annual Holiday Look In Virtual Home Tour features the heritage and timelessness of Pasadena’s architecture, complemented by some of the most talented and innovative florists and musicians in the area. Join us for this time-honored Pasadena holiday tradition, as you step into each of our four festively decorated homes and gardens.
This stunning mid-century traditional home was designed in 1949 by architect H. Roy Kelley in a Californian Ranch Hollywood Regency style, including several classical Colonial Revival elements. This beautiful home consists of 4,000 sq. ft. on 1.5 acres of spectacular park-like grounds, including a breathtaking view as one enters the gates of the long front driveway leading to this impressive house nestled among mature pine, liquid amber, and other majestic trees. You will appreciate the extraordinary beauty of this home once inside, where a spectacular view through the elegant living room looks out into the striking English gardens. The owners’ love of the home stems from its prime location, its seclusion, and expansive grounds. With a family flair for design, they knew that they could create a home to enjoy for many years.
THE ROBINSON HOUSE
Situated on almost 4 acres, this magnificent home was designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene and completed in 1906. The 12,000 square foot half-timbered house with exposed stucco, deep eaves and rafter tails characteristic of craftsman style homes and Pueblo Indian characteristics faces west with breathtaking sunset views. The current owners painstakingly restored the home, keeping true to the original design, including re-landscaping the entire estate, planting over 100 citrus trees and hundreds of other unique specimens. Additional new outdoor features include a rose garden, lily pond, two rivers with waterfalls and a beach, a cactus garden, an infinity pool, a Japanese garden, and two outdoor kitchens. The owners have taken great care to transform this spectacular house to their dream home while maintaining all of its original integrity and design.
Ensconced behind a high privacy hedge of greenery, the home is introduced by a beautifully designed wooden gate. Built in 1948 for the original owners by architect Ken Banks, the current owners have had the vision and commitment to give this home the amenities and beauty its setting deserves. With panoramic views of Pasadena, the San Gabriel Mountains, and the San Bernardino Mountains, this home is designed for indoor and outdoor entertaining. A wall of glass doors folds aside and allows the indoors to merge with the outside. The view is complemented by an infinity pool that flows into the scenery and is only steps away.
ENGLISH COUNTRY COTTAGE
This charming English Country Cottage was built in 1927 and welcomes the holidays each year with the lighted branches of a magnificent Deodar tree on the property. The large original Dutch door invites entry into this newly reconfigured home. The current architect owner and family decided to focus on making changes that would create more open spaces and accommodate a wish for casual comfortable living that is warm and inviting. While maintaining the traditional style, the home they have enjoyed for many years now represents their vision of new modernity and comfort for both inside and outdoor living.