The 2010 Pasadena Showcase begins this weekend!
This year’s showcase house was completed in 1930 for Pasadena residents Mr. and Mrs. John Cravens and was designed by renowned San Francisco architect, Lewis P. Hobart. His inspiration was the baroque Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte, which was also the inspiration for Versailles. Situated just south of Paris, the chateau was unique in that it incorporated the grounds into the design of the mansion. Today, the Cravens Estate serves as the headquarters of the San Gabriel Pomona Valley American Red Cross. In 1965, the mansion was honored with the Pasadena Beautiful Foundation Award and was designated a Pasadena Cultural Landmark by the Pasadena Heritage Society. The city of Pasadena has also designated the estate as a Landmark of Historical Significance. In partnership with the American Red Cross, this spectacular property was chosen for renovation and has been transformed into the 2010 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. We hope you all visit and enjoy!
The idea of a Pasadena Showcase House of Design was suggested in 1965 and the destiny of The Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee, now known as Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, was uniquely changed…Art Sales” was added in 1970, beginning with two or three artists. Today, about 25 vendors participate in the Shops at Showcase, with sales nearly $2 million. Refreshments evolved from complimentary coffee and cookies, lunches prepared by members and bag lunches to a buffet style restaurant. Thanks to a significant commitment on the part of the members of PSHA who volunteer their time, the talent and financial commitment on the part of designers and the many others who donate their time, products and money – The Pasadena Showcase House of Design is now one of the largest, most successful and oldest house and garden tours in the United States.
•You may order tickets online and get your selections immediately!
•You may order tickets by phone at (714) 442-3872.
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 5 pm
Tickets are available for House entry beginning on the quarter hour (9:00, 9:15, etc) as follows:•Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday from 9:00 am until 3:45 pm
•Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am until 7:45 pm
Showcase is closed on Mondays.
Prime Time: $35 in advance / $40 at the door (subject to availability)
•Saturday & Sunday: all day
•Tuesday through Friday: 9:00 am – 1:45 pm