April 28, 2013 · 9:15 AM
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.