BUNGALOW HEAVEN HOME TOUR (Pasadena)

  • April 28, 2013 · 9:15 AM
  • Carol's House

 

PLEASE NOTE:  You must purchase your own ticket - here's the link - click on "Brown Paper Tickets" graphic -  http://www.bungalowheaven.org/annual-home-tour/ticket-form/  - with service charge tickets are $21.69.  PLEASE CHOOSE "PRINT AT HOME" SO WE DON'T HAVE TO WAIT IN THE WILL CALL LINE.  There is also an optional garden tour for $5, but I believe you just buy those tickets the day of the tour, I'll verify that later.

Please buy your ticket, then add a note to your RSVP or in the comment section, "got my ticket"

Tucked in the deep shade of the California Oaks that line its streets is a little bit of paradise, Bungalow Heaven residents say. On April 28, visitors can experience this pleasant neighborhood for themselves as they stroll through Pasadena’s first Landmark District, touring eight exquisite Arts & Crafts-era homes. The neighborhood was recently added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

Bungalow Heaven, in central-northeast Pasadena, California, has one of the largest collections of Craftsman homes anywhere in the United States. Hundreds of Craftsman houses were constructed in the neighborhood from 1905 to 1925. The architecture reflected a movement away from ornate Victorian sensibilities to simpler structures in harmony with nature through the use of materials such as river rock and redwood shingles, and by including front porches and wide windows.  Spanish revival and English-style bungalows also abound.

During the self-guided tour of the historic neighborhood and home interiors, docents will be on hand to offer commentary and answer questions.   Visitors will also be treated to demonstrations of restoration work, music, and refreshments.  A garden tour will be available for an additional charge.  Lunch is also available for purchase.

Bungalow Heaven is located north of the 210 Freeway, between Lake and Hill avenues. It is bordered on the north and south by Washington and Orange Grove boulevards.

We'll meet at my house at 9:15, then carpool over to the tour area, about a one-half mile away, so we can start the first house at 10:00 when the tour starts (we want to start early in case it gets crowded).  We can play it by ear regarding getting food after the tour.  Perhaps if we start right at 10 we'll be done with the tour by 2 and can get a late lunch.  There is also lunch available for purchase at one of the homes.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so bummed to have missed out on this. I love bungalows!

    April 28, 2013

    • Carol

      awww...yeah, I'm sorry you missed it too, it was such a beautiful day, really perfect for seeing these homes and gardens. They do it every April, so look for it next year.

      April 29, 2013

  • Mikela

    Beautiful homes

    April 28, 2013

  • Cricket

    Educational and the ladies were great!

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Kathy

    Its official-I nominate Mikela as the official photographer for MSK!
    Lovely photos-- they really capture our day.

    1 · April 28, 2013

    • Mikela

      Lol...but you should have seen the ones I had to delete.

      1 · April 28, 2013

  • Evelyn

    I am so sad. I was lacking in sleep, so after work this morning I set 2 alarms and layed my head down for a 1 hour nap, unfortunately my nap got out of control and I just woke up. Please forgive me for not letting you know that I was not going to attend, since I was in deep slumber I can not be held accountable. My punishment is lost $20, I didn't get to spend time you ladies, and I didn't see the wonderful bungalows. I hope you all had a wonderful time and Carol I hope you are feeling better.

    April 28, 2013

    • Carol

      That's what I figured. And yes, too bad, there were some very nice houses, and the yards were incredible too. Yet small and livable size, not the big gigundis houses on the Pasadena Spring Tour (I like those too, but these are not too much bigger than mine, and I got some great ideas)

      April 28, 2013

    • Carol

      Getting the great money to implement the great ideas is another story, though!

      April 28, 2013

  • Kathy

    Beautiful homes!!!! Wonderful tour!

    April 28, 2013

  • Carol

    In case anyone needs it, I just realized I didn't put my phone # in the event description - [masked]; for those running late - call me and I'll give you Cricket & Mikela's numbers so you can meet up with them at the next house (you can do the houses in any order, so you can catch up and then do the ones you missed). And actually, I'm feeling better, going to shower and try to meet up with everyone as well.

    April 28, 2013

  • Mikela

    Did you all leave Carol's already

    April 28, 2013

  • Mikela

    Lol...no driveway this time Carol

    April 28, 2013

  • Carol

    oh whoops, sorry Mikela - and Mikela; Margarita & Kathy driving separately, so 6 people meeting here

    April 28, 2013

  • Carol

    So it looks like Cricket, Tanya & guest, Roseann & Evelyn will be meeting here? You could probably take just one car then.

    April 28, 2013

  • itsrosie

    Still going. I'll be at Carol's at 9:30, too.

    April 28, 2013

  • Carol

    I would still suggest you meet @ my house and carpool, since there's just street parking around the park (although it probably won't be crowded at 9:30). And even if you all decide to go to lunch afterward and some don't want to go, you can drop them off back @ their cars @ my house, it's so close.

    April 28, 2013

  • Cricket

    Hi ladies, who all is still going? I am planning on being at Carol's at 9:30.

    April 28, 2013

  • Mikela

    So should we all just meet at McDonald Park?

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Kathy

    Good morning all I will not be meeting the group at Carol's ( I need to leave after the tour as well)

    April 28, 2013

  • Margarita

    Hi all I will not be meeting you @ Carol's, turns out I have to leave right after the tour and won't have time to go back to Carol's' C U on the tour!

    April 28, 2013

  • Donna

    I just picked up my sick puppy from the animal hospital and have to keep a close eye on her for the next 24 hours so I am going to miss out on this event. I'm disappointed! You all are going to have such a fantastic time.

    April 27, 2013

  • Kathy

    My schedule changed--I can GO. YAY!!! I've always wanted to do this tour!

    1 · April 25, 2013

    • Mikela

      Glad you can make it :-)

      April 25, 2013

  • Evelyn

    Yes I bought my ticket.

    April 10, 2013

  • Margarita

    Connie is coming

    March 3, 2013

    • Carol

      Did you guys get your tickets for Bungalow Heaven yet?

      April 10, 2013

  • Tanya

    I have my ticket

    April 10, 2013

  • itsrosie

    Got my ticket! But, I don't have a printer and the web site wouldn't let me save a copy of my ticket, so hopefully, I'll be able to retrieve it somehow. :/

    March 12, 2013

    • Carol

      Forward the email to me and I'll print it for you.

      March 12, 2013

    • itsrosie

      I was able to print it out at work! Thanks for the offer, though! I really need to break down and buy a printer . . .

      March 13, 2013

  • Evelyn

    I just bought myself a ticket. I've always wanted to do this tour and the price is right.

    March 12, 2013

  • Mikela

    Got my ticket

    March 5, 2013

  • itsrosie

    I can't wait!

    March 1, 2013

  • Donna

    I have my ticket!

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got my ticket!

    February 19, 2013

  • Carol

    got my ticket!

    February 19, 2013

  • Cricket

    I've always wanted to this-- got my ticket!!

    February 19, 2013

    • Carol

      Yay!

      February 19, 2013

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