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The Gamble House

4 Westmoreland Place at Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91103
626-793-3334
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Ranked #3 of 31 Attractions in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: This historic landmark, owned and operated by the University of Southern California, is an excellent example of American Arts and Crafts style... more » Owner description: This historic landmark, owned and operated by the University of Southern California, is an excellent example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Book online to make sure you get in, numbers in each group are limited. Our guide was wonderful, with lots of stories about the Gambles and their stays here. A fine example of the American arts and crafts style by the Green brothers. Beautiful handcrafted timber used throughout and Tiffany stained glass windows and lighting. Very simple but very beautiful.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The details of this house and its history are unique and inspiring. The fact that graduate students live in the house and participate in the upkeep make it a modern gem.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Only way to see inside is to book a tour. Tour is decent, but I get the feeling it depends highly on your tour guide. Ours was just ok. It felt like there could have been more interesting info shared during the tour, and her flashlight was not up to the task (it's pretty dim inside, so the guides have... More

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Pasadena, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is the last of the great homes of the last century. A gem of the Arts and Crafts movement, this Greene & Greene home will delight your senses. The craftsmanship is of a bygone age with so much attention to detail. There is a huge Tiffany glass door at the front entrance depicting the Tree of Life. It is... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A gorgeous piece of architecture, design and decorative arts creates an amazing environment that gives insight into the early southern California lifestyle.

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Pasadena, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

a true gem of architecture and history in Pasadena. So peaceful and utterly beautiful. The docents are extremely knowledgeable and it's quite obvious they care a great deal about the property

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You don't have to be an architecture buff to appreciate the beauty and historical significance of the Gamble House in Pasadena, California. This stunning, sprawling touchstone of the Arts and Crafts movement is simply spectacular. You will see many different types of wood and master craftsmanship in the well maintained rooms that have an airy feel to them in the... More

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Moreno Valley, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When I was an architectural student in the 80's I quickly learned about the Gamble House and had not been there for several years. A friend and I went when it was closed and were taking pictures when the director came out to speak to us. Once he learned we were architectural students he allowed us to have free access... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A "must" if you're in Pasadena. Advance reservations required. This unique home offers up close and personal views of the American arts and crafts movement, with unique furniture and decorations. Don't miss the gift shop in the garage--source of unique gifts and postcards.

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San Diego, California
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31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I include myself in all three categories so find the Gamble House a fascinating place to visit. If you've visited any other Craftsman era buildings you'll see the similarities and the differences here compared to, say, Frank Lloyd Wright's works. I'm always struck by how relatively modest many of these well-healed families' homes from this era were. Perhaps that's a... More

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