Event Category: Fairs & Festivals
The Pasadena Showcase House of Design 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.
HOURS OF ENTRY
Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Property closes promptly at 6:00 pm.)
Friday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. (Property closes promptly at 9:00 pm.)
The 2018 Showcase House, called “The Overlook”, is a majestic Mediterranean masterpiece designed by the distinguished architect Reginald Davis Johnson. It was constructed in 1915 at a cost of $14,000 for widowed sisters Ruth Hargrove and Mary Emma Baker.
A welcoming Portico leads to a front entry where carved double doors open to reveal a breathtaking two-story Grand Foyer with modern, oversized Lindsey Adelman chandeliers. Elegant details abound with marble floors, soaring ceilings, spiraling pillars, modern glass balustrades, and oversized windows and French doors which drench the rooms in light.
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, which 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. The Back Stairs lead to the Back Hallway
Guests are welcome to visit the Shops at Showcase, the Outlook Restaurant and Bar, and daily garden tours anytime, at no cost. 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 Showcase House is open to the public for tours from mid-April to mid-May.
Regular and Prime Time tickets are available online at PasadenaShowcase.org or by calling 714-442-3872. Tickets cost between $35-$45. “Regular tickets” are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. They are good for admission to the House on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday from 2:00 pm through 4:00 pm, and on Fridays from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. “Prime Time” tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. They are good for admission to the House on Tuesdays through Sundays from 10:00 am to 1:45 pm. Each ticket includes free parking, free round trip shuttle service to the House and a complimentary commemorative program.
Parking: Complimentary parking and shuttle service is available at Santa Anita Race Track, Gate 6 – Colorado Lot, Colorado Place, Arcadia California 91107.