By Nicole Cormier
A true taste of living in the lap of luxury is found in Pasadena at The Gamble House. This intriguingly unique American Arts and Crafts-style building was designed for David and Mary Gamble of Proctor & Gamble Company by designers Charles and Henry Greene. Not only was the architecture a calculated decision, but the furnishings were also designed to fit the intricate style of the home.
The home, which was restored over 2003-2004, is now owned by the City of Pasadena and is open for public tours year round. With specialized tours focusing on certain aspects of the home, there is a tour that will fit every taste. This includes the “fire and ice” tour that highlights the exquisite light fixtures and stained glass windows and doors. The “details and joinery” tour points out some of the fine craftsmanship found throughout the home. The most intimate tour is the “behind the velvet rope” tour, which is a docent-led visit of many of the areas that aren’t part of other tours. This National Historic Landmark is a treasure to see and visit.
When visiting a home that is represents true luxury and taste, you must arrive in a vehicle that will match the ambiance. A 2013 C350 Sport Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino will make the ideal impression.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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