- Santa Anita Race Track Gate 6
- 285 Huntington Dr
- Arcadia, CA 91007
- Sunday, April 22, 2018 - Sunday, May 20, 2018
Support Community Music and Arts
The 54th Pasadena Showcase House of Design is an annual fundraiser and is one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the country. An estate of architectural significance is completely renovated by prominent designers using the latest color trends, concepts, products and technology. The success of the Pasadena Showcase House of Design has enabled PSHA to make donations of more than $23 million to support community music and arts programs throughout the community.
Theme: The Overlook
The Overlook is 2018 Showcase theme. The house is a Mediterranean-style home designed by architect Reginald Davis Johnson. It was constructed in 1915 at a cost of $14,000 for widowed sisters Ruth Hargrove and Mary Emma Baker. The home has a welcoming portico leads to a front entry where carved double doors open to reveal a breathtaking two-story Grand Foyer with modern, over-sized Lindsey Adelman chandeliers. Elegant details abound with marble floors, high ceilings, spiraling pillars, modern glass railings, and over-sized windows and french doors. Aside from the grand foyer, the main floor of the more than 11,000 square foot main residence includes a kitchen and butler’s pantry, dining room, living room, billiards room and petite lounge, library, powder room, and family room. Not to be forgotten is the family dog who gets his own little space beneath the stairs. Up the main staircase is the mezzanine, overlooking the grand foyer below. It leads to the master bedroom suite, which includes the morning and exercise rooms and the modern man’s retreat, media room and bath, teen suite, and the au pair’s suite. Down the back stairs leads to the back hallway below. The guest house encompasses a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bath. The sweeping 1.6-acre compound includes a modern pool on lushly landscaped grounds. Exterior designs include a kitchen garden, enchanted garden, guest house garden, olive court, bohemian hideaway, pool and outdoor kitchen, veranda and poolside garden. Renovations began anew after the estate was presented as the 2002 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. Subsequent owners have added contemporary elements to suit their personal taste and lifestyle making it an eclectic blend of unique living spaces.
The tours start at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and are approximately 1 hour long. Docents lead guests through a tour designed by a curator from the Los Angeles Arboretum.
Shop & Dine
The Shops at Showcase is a collection of unique boutiques with exclusive merchandise ranging from edgy to luxurious. The Restaurant at Showcase is a wonderful venue to relax and enjoy delicious fare. The Restaurant at Showcase will stop serving 30 minutes before the property closes. The Shops at Showcase will begin closing 30 minutes before the property closes.
Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tickets start at $35. Each ticket includes a complimentary commemorative program. You are able to order online or by calling (714) 442-3872.
Commentary Parking and Shuttle
Commentary parking and shuttle will be available at the Santa Anita Race Track – Gate 6. The shuttle is approximately a 15-20 minute ride to the House. Neighborhood Parking will not be available.
From the 210 Freeway, exit Santa Anita Ave. Head south on Santa Anita Ave. Turn right on Huntington Dr. Veer right on Colorado Place. Turn left into Gate 6.
Pasadena Showcase House of Design
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts is a non-profit organization founded in 1948. As an all volunteer organization, members donate their time and talents to present the annual music programs, administer the gifts and grants program and accomplish the great strength and effort of producing the Pasadena Showcase of Design. The success of the Pasadena Showcase of Design has enabled PSHA to make cumulative donations of over $20 million to support outstanding music and arts program throughout the community. The Pasadena Showcase House of the Arts supports the LA Philharmonic music education, scholarships, concerts, choral programs, music theater, jazz ensembles, marching bands, orchestras at local schools and music therapy for at-risk children.
- Santa Anita Race Track Gate 6
- T: 626-578-8500
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