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Craftsman Weekend Events
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Sunday, October 21
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Craftsman House Tour
Sunday, October 21
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The signature event of the Weekend is the Craftsman House Tour. This in-depth drive-yourself tour provides the opportunity to experience the rich variety of Craftsman architecture that makes Pasadena a destination for Arts & Crafts enthusiasts.
This year's tour features five homes:
One of the featured homes will be the Woodworth speculative house, designed in 1911 by the Foss Designing and Building Company. This two-story, Chalet-style home has many excellent features of the traditional Craftsman home, including a wide, welcoming front door, and a large living room with interesting cove moldings and floating box beams. The den has beautiful pocket doors, and the dining room has wonderful built-ins with original colored glass and grass-cloth covered walls.
Celebrating its centennial is the 1912 Lindley House. Designed by David M. Renton, and recently designated a city landmarkm it is currently home to the non-profit organization, the Journey House. Even through many changes and owners, it has amazingly retained its beautiful stained woodwork, board and baton wainscoting in the dining room, an original fireplace, and large pocket doors.
Also celebrating its centennial is the 1912 Lemon House, designed by the Foss Designing and Building Company. This beautiful asymmetrical home was custom built with a generous budget. The living room is the clear focal point for this home. Large casement windows flanking the over-sized front door, a dominant fireplace that includes randomly placed scenic tiles, and angled extended casing headers are just some of the homes’ details.
The third centennial home featured is the 1912 Keener House, built by Carl H. Gustafson, exhibits many Arts & Crafts Bungalow features, including a protruding gable entryway, large porch piers, arroyo stone foundation, and gabled dormer. One of the most striking features of the living room is the arroyo stone fireplace that complements the front porch. Inspired by Greene and Greene, it was designed by the current owner to replace an earthquake-damaged fireplace.
The 1916 Erikson House was only the second house built on its street in neighboring Altadena. There is no original building permit on file for this property that would confirm the architect but it is likely that Mr. Erikson, being a carpenter, designed and built the house himself as many talented builders did not engage the use of architects for their designs. Two other houses on Highland are also ascribed to him. This Swiss chalet style, one and a half story bungalow is a classic bungalow design with the original built-in book cases, window seats, dining room buffet, breakfast nook and basement coal shoot. 
Docents will provide historic and architectural history. This is a drive-yourself tour so please allow at least four hours to view all of the houses.
Price: $40 Member; $45 Non Member
Purchase of this ticket includes a 2-day pass to the Exhibition at the Pasadena Convention Center.