The 51st 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.
Located in the Cal Tech district, this 1926 Spanish Colonial Revival home, designed by architects Marston, Van Pelt and Maybury features many original details such as wall sconces, light fixtures, arched doorways and windows. The polished adobe tile floors in the entry, the wrought iron railing on the staircase, the arched doorways and the original light fixtures in the entry and dining room maintain the Spanish style of the house.
Beautiful antiques and family heirlooms decorate the house along with treasures from around the world that the family has collected. Two beautiful paintings by Susan Connell hang in the living room and hallway. This beautiful home is surrounded on all sides by expansive, park-like grounds, including a large, pristine rectangular lawn, bordered on three sides by the wings of the home.
Classic Monterey Colonial
This updated, classic Monterey Colonial home is located in Madison Heights. The 1932 architectural integrity is remarkable with its detailed crown molding, hardwood floors, graceful arches, deep inset windows and French doors to accent the design. Approaching the home, one walks through a beautiful stone-paved walled courtyard and then into the 3,710 square foot house.
The home is beautifully appointed with an Ojai feeling from the furniture to the light fixtures along with the stunning art on the walls. To the right of the entry, a light filled dining room features built in cabinets, beautifully reupholstered dining room chairs and a large replica of a 1903 birds-eye view map of Pasadena when it was still mostly orange groves and farmland. The remodeled living room is bright and airy and is adjacent to the recently added family room.
New Orleans Colonial
This beautiful New Orleans Colonial home located in the Chapman Woods neighborhood was built in 1938 by architect William McKay. When it was built it was the last home on California Boulevard. The home sits on two and a half acres of lush landscaping designed by Michael Schmidt. As you enter the wrought iron gate one gets a Shangri-La feeling of peace and quiet amid the Lily of the Nile and redwood trees.
This home truly embodies that homey feeling with family heirlooms and pictures throughout. Other features include hand-painted Chinese wallpaper and an American Empire sideboard circa 1835-1840 in the dining room, as well as, Bohemian Glass from Eastern Europe in the living room. The backyard features a lovely patio, pool, pool house, tennis court, volley ball court and play structure for the owners’ grandchildren.
This stately Federal style home, designed by architect Frederick Kennedy Jr., was built in 1921 and was one of the six original properties on Arden Road. As noted in early architectural publications, its more than 120 windows and French doors give the home incredible light. Popular at the time the house was built was a mingling of traditional styles with the American Arts and Crafts Movement, which can be seen in the Batchelder tile that adorns the fireplace and in the craftsman style woodwork, particularly evident in the sunroom’s paneling and the family room’s ceiling beams.
The house is adorned with numerous antiques and family heirlooms plus stunning portraits of each of the owner’s four children. Pennsylvania Bluestone patios border the beautifully landscaped yard, designed by John Roberts and Drew Domenghini, with an eloquently designed saltwater pool.