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The Gamble House

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Address: 4 Westmoreland Place at Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone Number: 626-793-3334
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Description: This historic landmark, owned and operated by the University of Southern...
This historic landmark, owned and operated by the University of Southern California, is an excellent example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture.
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Ultimate Brown Shingle

As an amateur who appreciates architecture, this has been my ideal of a "Berkeley Brown Shingle" - except it's in Pasadena and has a story about people and cars.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Pleasant Hill, California
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Pleasant Hill, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

As an amateur who appreciates architecture, this has been my ideal of a "Berkeley Brown Shingle" - except it's in Pasadena and has a story about people and cars.

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Pasadena, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Not too long, but you get to see the whole house. It is great for those with interest in architectural history, and those who want to gain an understanding of the local architecture.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This tour is a must-do! It is one of the best Craftsman houses anywhere. The architecture and furniture are the finest examples of the Arts & Crafts Era. We had a great 1+ hour tour with a great docent (think her name is Marie). She imparted lots of information about the history, the people, and the architecture. She also spoke... More 

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Culver City, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
44 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The architecture style of Greene & Greene abound here. Probably the best example of this style it has been kept impeccable. To take a tour and see the amazing work that is a work of art.

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Pasadena, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This Greene and Greene house is the quintessential Craftsman residence. The attention to detail in both structure and furnishing is amazing. The docents are first rate. The bookstore is worth a visit even if you do not take the tour. It is not a souvenir shop, but a curated educational collection. I shop there at Christmas time for truly unique... More 

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London
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95 reviews 95 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Lovely house of important architectural value. The tour was extensive and went at a nice pace. Nice little gift shop. Well worth a visit

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IPSWICH
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The utmost of care has been given to this home. If you're interested in Arts and Crafts, seeing this is a must.

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York
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152 reviews 152 reviews
76 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Pasadena is an Arts & Crafts architecture haven and the Gamble House is the crowned jewel. It is fortunate that this Greene bros. masterpiece has been so lovingly maintained. No need for a description - just go! And pick up the walking tour map(s) of the surrounding areas and enjoy a wonderful collection of other craftsman homes.

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Los Amgeles
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stepping into this arts and crafts masterpiece by Henry and Charles Greene is like stepping back in time. It is especially unique because the furnishings are original and designed by the architects to create a unified interior. Japan was the rage when the house was designed and there is a peaceful order to the shapes and proportions of the rooms... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Architects Green and Green really went all out here for Mr Gamble. Beautiful Arts and Crafts architecture and interior design example ... quite unique in it's kind! The wooden constructions and the very first electric lighting installation can be admired here. Everything fits and you can see how this family lived in those days in this beautiful dwelling. At the... More 

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