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The Gamble House – Pasadena, California
If you get a chance – visit the Gamble House.
It’s in Pasadena, about an hour outside of Los Angeles. The home, built in 1909, for David and Mary Gamble (he was the heir to the founder of the Proctor and Gamble company) is an amazing example of Craftsman architecture. The home was designed by Greene and Greene, the architectural firm of brothers, Charles and Henry, at the height of their career.
The home is now owned by USC (University of Southern California) and is open for tours. I think I’ve been 8 times. You feel like you are inside an antique cabinet.
Entering the house you see this amazing staircase to your right.
Strapping detail holding beams together
Pairs of casement windows with extended sill and lintel
Exterior details of the exposed, carved and finished structural timbers