Once again, for the forty-ninth year, the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts has brought in a huge group of local designers to overhaul a grand old house into the Pasadena Showcase House of Design--this year's specimen in Arcadia was built in 1941 and designed by Roland E. Coate for C. Lawrence Barker of the Barker Brothers furniture company. It's two stories and 10,433 square feet, with multiple gardens, a tennis/basketball court, a swimming pool, and a pool house (and it's all part of the showcase). Nineteen interior designers and nine landscape designers overhauled the place from top to bottom and the PSHA has opened it up for tours through May 19 (proceeds go to music education, buy tickets here). Meanwhile, take a sneak peek at just a handful of the freshly-remade spaces. The family that owns the house will get first dibs on all the stuff inside, then it'll go up for sale.
· Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts [Official Site]
· Pasadena Showcase House Of Design Archives [Curbed LA]