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The Gamble House

Address: 4 Westmoreland Place at Walnut, Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone Number: 626-793-3334
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Ranked #3 of 26 Attractions in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Zoos & Aquariums
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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.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I've toured quite a few "old homes" over the years. However, this is the first home I've been to where the home itself is the centerpiece. Even with no furniture in the home, the tour would be worth it. We arrived early and booked the regular tour. There's a lengthy 3 hour tour that's held once every few weeks. The... More

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Escondido, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The Gamble house is open on Tuesdays for only two abbreviated tours but they are well worth it. You are allowed to bring a brown bag lunch to eat before or after the 20 minute tour which includes only the down stairs. The house is beautifully maintained in its original condition including furnishings. There are other tours which are more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I grew up in a Green and Green craftsman home, albeit a lesser one, so I find this home fascinating. The attention to detail, the beautiful woods, puts the McMansions of today to shame.

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Kensington, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Everyone in the Arts & Crafts community loves the Gamble House. Their tours are excellent and it truly is a great opportunity to experience life around 1910 for this family in Pasadena.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Inside and out, this house has been maintained beautifully. It is the perfect example of what Craftsman architecture and interior design was meant to be. It also represents the architecture, history , culture and style of Pasadena perfectly.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I would suggest to anyone to take a look at this typical Californian house, giving you idea about the architecture of the South California. I loved the hour tour guide.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This house has much to offer for a diverse range of interests - woodwork, architecture, history, interior design, lifestyles of a former age, preservation. The sheer beauty of it's features such as the stained glass and amazing wood features make it worth visiting. Even if you do not realise you have interests in any of these fields, the house is... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Do not miss a tour of the Gamble House, as well as a driving and walking tour of other bungalows in the Pasadena area. The house is in perfect shape, as if no one ever lived in it.

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

You will have a chance to view how wealthy people from the mid- west enjoyed the winters in Southern California at the turn of 19'th to 20'th century. The stained glass and the craft of the woodworker are on display and will make you wish for craftsmen were still around.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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