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Pasadena Showcase House

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Pasadena Showcase House
Each year the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) selects an estate in the local area to show.  Also known as the House of Design, local designers are invited to transform an assigned room or garden area on the estate.  You'll get plenty of design tips and ideas to implement in your own home.  Outside the estate their are exclusive vendors and shops along with a restaurant for lunch or a cup of java. Tuesday-Sundays; tickets range from $30 to $40 to tour the house. Admission to the gardens and marketplace is free. Parking is at the Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia Gate 6 on Colorado Place.

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2013 Pasadena Showcase House of Design
The home was designed by Roland E. Coate Sr. for C. Lawrence Barker of Barker Brothers furniture company. Coate lent his talents to homes throughout Pasadena and West Los Angeles, including creating havens for many celebrities, such as Myrna Loy, Frank Capra, David O. Selznick, Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck. He also designed the Pasadena Town Club and the Hale Solar Laboratory at Caltech.

2012 Pasadena Showcase House of Design
This 1927 Spanish Colonial Revival mansion in La Canada Flintridge is known as Casa de las Puertas, or "House of the Doors"


History of Showcase
A Los Angeles Times article, dated October 14, 1948, read "A Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee has been formed. Composed of prominent members of the younger set, this organization came into being at a meeting and tea on October 8, in the home of Mrs. John B. Callery, Jr., who has been named president."