Spring Home Tours – A 3-Part Series

Edwin and Nannie Neff House
Photos provided by Pasadena Heritage

Pasadena Heritage presents a new version of its annual Spring Home Tour. Instead of a one-day event, tours of six architectural works of art will be offered as a series. Recordings of two different homes will premiere on the last Sundays of April, May and June and will be available through July 4.

Premiering April 25 are two homes designed by “architect to the stars” Wallace Neff. The Edwin and Nannie Neff House was built for Neff’s parents, a very livable California house, combining practicality with romance. Also on tour in April is the Clark Millikan House, designed in 1931 using the natural contours of the landscape to determine the design of the home.

Premiering May 30 is an exploration of Arroyo del Rey, the 1979 custom-designed Modern home nestled under the freeway bridge and taking full advantage of its site, designed by Buff & Hensman. The second featured home is the Moseley House, designed in 1999 by Don Hensman. The tour will include interviews with the homeowners who will give first-hand accounts of working with Conrad Buff and Don Hensman.

Premiering June 27 is the charming Lansing Beach House, a French Norman-style home built in 1927 by David Witmer and Loyall Watson. The original owners of this house, Lansing and Katherine Beach, met in France during WWI. It is said that they had this home built in this style as a tribute to their courtship. A second house, yet to be determined, will also be featured in June.

Lansing Beach House

Tickets for three days of tours with six homes are $50 for nonmembers, $40 for members. Tickets for individual homes are: one day of tours with two homes $18 for nonmembers, $15 for members.

For additional information visit www.pasadenaheritage.org/springtour.

This event is sponsored by Hartman Baldwin, Kevin Bourland of Compass, Harvest Architecture, Pobal Construction, Judson Studios, Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Inc., and Thomas Lake Builder Inc.