The 52nd Annual Holiday Look In 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.
Enjoy music by talented Pasadena-area musicians, stroll the gardens and finally shop to your heart’s content at the Boutique.
This lovely Arroyo Boulevard Monterey Colonial Revival home was designed by the renowned architect, Roland E. Coate, in 1926 for John Edwin Barber. This architecturally significant home has been expanded and remodeled with careful attention to maintaining and restoring the original integrity of the house. The long brick walkway and lush gardens leading to the front of the house were originally designed by landscape architect, Katherine Bashford and have been artfully maintained by the current homeowners. Details of this beautiful home include solid wood doors, thick walls with bull-nosed thresholds, original light fixtures and many international and California contemporary works of art.
1924 Spanish Colonial Revival
The architectural team of Johnson, Kaufman and Coate designed this Spanish Colonial Revival style home in 1924. The house is located in the historic Oak Knolls neighborhood of Pasadena near The Langham Hotel. This exquisite home has been considered one of Roland Coate’s finest examples of the early California house that artfully brings together location, landscape and architecture.
Many of the home’s original elements can be seen today, including deep recessed doorways and niches, dark stained woodwork, tile and balconies. The patio has lovely views of the backyard and pool with terraced gardens originally designed by Florence Yoch.
1922 Classic California Carriage House
This gated architectural treasure in the San Rafael neighborhood of Pasadena was designed by architect Roland Coate in 1922 and represents California living at its best! This stunning house sits on a magnificent landscaped lot. It was built as the carriage house to a grand estate that sits behind it on South San Rafael.
The spectacular living room features 13-foot ceilings, a beautiful marble fireplace and herringbone parquet floors. The original dining room has been converted to a light-filled family room. The house has been remodeled with a large cook’s kitchen and charming master suite that includes a dramatic fireplace. The many French doors and tall windows contribute to the park-like ambiance of this home and help to create a resort feel as most of the rooms surround the garden, pool and spa.
1916 French Provincial
Built in 1916 by architect and builder G. Lawrence Stimson, this classic French Provincial home is located in the prestigious neighborhood of Prospect Park just east of the Rose Bowl. This home has been exquisitely remodeled with detailed attention to the period of the original home and includes a sensational kitchen, finished basement, gorgeous backyard and sparkling pool. The original dining room has been converted to a magnificent family room with a large attached balcony that overlooks the home’s lush gardens.
The current homeowners have furnished their beautiful home with a combination of French antiques and newer mid-century pieces that blend together to create a stylish, family-friendly atmosphere. The home also features the family’s extensive art collection.