The Gamble House

Touring the Gamble House in Pasadena, a gorgeous example of American Arts & Crafts style architecture, was like taking a walk back in time, a very low-lit walk! New to the time, the electric lighting was dim, the woods dark, windows not quite sufficient for lighting such large rooms. But, the woods were beautiful, the styling very intimate. Interior photography of the 1908 Greene and Greene brothers home wasn’t allowed, so I’m not able to share pics of the furniture and lighting also designed by the Greene brothers, or their spectacular craftsmanship. By the way, the Gamble family is one half of the well-known Proctor and Gamble consumer goods company. This residence was the family’s summer home, away from the cold winters of back east.

I found it interesting when the tour guide told us two 5th-year USC Architecture students live in the house. They have rooms on the top floor that would formerly have housed the maids. Their cooking is done in the full basement, rather than using the restored family kitchen. Imagine living in a museum?! ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

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Categories: Decor and Design, Historic Sites, Museums


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3 Comments on “The Gamble House”

  1. Dec 31, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    This is one of my favorite houses of all time-this architecture is nothing short of spectacular! Sounds like a great way to spend your day-


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