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Pasadena Showcase House of Design

This year (April 21st – May 19th) is the 55th ever Pasadena Showcase House of Design, an annual fundraiser and one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours found throughout the country.  During the event, an estate in Pasadena with great architectural importance will be renovated by top designers who will incorporate a variety of the latest color trends, architectural concepts, products and technology in order to showcase the latest and greatest of home design.  This entire event is done for charity and 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.

“[The Pasadena Showcase House of Design]’s collective goal is to provide funding to programs that benefit the community through diverse music programs that nurture the study and appreciation of music, provide music as a vehicle towards health and healing, offer music education knowing that the study of music enhances other academic subjects, as well as cultural enrichment, and ensure that music is available to a broad range of audiences.” – Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

Boddy House

This photo of Descanso Gardens is courtesy of TripAdvisor

This year, Pasadena Showcase House of Design will be held at the historic Boddy House on the grounds of Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge. The Boddy House was designed by James E. Dolena in the Hollywood Regency style.

“The Boddy House (now known as Hospitality House) was also the site of the 2007 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. The downstairs is laid out in a circular pattern revolving around a central entrance foyer and solarium. The rooms radiate like spokes of a wheel. These rooms include a living room, a solarium, a modern family salon, an entertainment lounge and bath, a powder room and a formal dining room. Directly off the dining room, there is a morning room, kitchen, and a catering kitchen. There are two staircases that lead upstairs, which is divided into two wings. The Master Bedroom wing includes a master bath, a linen closet, a vestibule leading into the master dressing room. Full-length French doors lead to a balcony with a spectacular view of the San Gabriel Mountains. The east side of the second floor across the petite landing, is a lady’s hideaway, a writer’s haven, a guest bedroom suite with a bath, a teen atelier, and a craft and cigar retreat.” – Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

There will also be a collection of 29 unique boutiques and merchants to peruse after the event if you are interested. These shops will begin closing 30 minutes before the property closes each day!


Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Property closes promptly at 6:00 PM)
Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Property closes promptly at 9:00 PM)
No house tours on Mondays but shops are open 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

For more information and to buy tickets click here.

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