The Gamble House

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The Gamble House

The Gamble House
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The Gamble House in Pasadena, California, is an outstanding example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company.
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Mattison
Phoenix, AZ480 contributions
Gamble House
Aug 2020 • Friends
Beautiful home from the outside. It was impressive to visit even though no one was allowed inside due to COVID. Hopefully I'll visit again when tours of the inside resume.
Written 8 September 2020
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KATYBTRAVELLER
15 contributions
Docent led tours, luck of the draw
Mar 2020
This is a classic large Arts & Crafts, Japanese-influenced house by Green & Green brothers architects, built for heirs of the Proctor and Gamble fortune from Cincinnatti, who came out West during the Tuberculosis scare.
Fascinating to see how thoroughly the "bones" of the house/ post& beam are exposed in this style of architecture, and the many Asian/Japanese shapes and touches throughout.
The house is dim, dark, and ponderous, and I'd say much the same about the tone of the volunteer docent who led us through. There's a deadness to this place, which I wasn't expecting, as I'm a huge fan of Japanese aesthetics, especially temple architecture, and Arts & Crafts. There wasn't a single space where I felt "Aaah," I'd like to sit down and stay.
It was a cold overcast day, which might have influenced how I felt about it. You are encouraged to book the tour ahead of time ($12.50 senior, $15 regular) but the day I was there, at least a couple of people joined at the last minute. I believe the only way you can see the house is to join a guided tour. No wandering around on your own.
Written 9 March 2020
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KenPa24
Pasadena, CA26 contributions
Truly a historic architectural home
Apr 2019
This home of the Gambles is one of the best examples of a craftsman home built at the turn of the century. If you have any interest in architecture this is a must see. The whole house was constructed without any nails! Just look at how beautiful it is and over a hundred years old.
Written 9 March 2020
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Blonderlla
39 contributions
Knowledgeable Docents - good value.
Mar 2020 • Couples
Good experience learning about Architecture by Green brothers of a house built for members of the Gamble family of Proctor & Gamble. See details of wood, construction, lighting and lifestyle.
Written 7 March 2020
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Deb S
Deception Bay, Australia93 contributions
Interesting place to visit
Mar 2020
Beautiful Pasadena, this historic house is worth the visit while in Pasadena. Amazing house and facts around it. Book a tour to go through the house, you can buy tickets at the grounds.
Written 6 March 2020
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chrisinpasadena
Pasadena, CA11 contributions
Docent Tours are Excellent!
Feb 2020
If you are interested in architecture or history this is A Gem of work built by the Greene & Greene brothers typical of some Pasadena homes.
Written 6 March 2020
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OnTheRoadAgaininGlee
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA18 contributions
Beautiful architectural treasure
Feb 2020
We went to Gamble House this weekend. I have lived in LA for 42 years and my husband a native and this was our first visit. We are in our early 60s for perspective. Such a treasure and delight. We have traveled the world and missed this masterpiece in our own back yard! If you live near Pasadena. Go. If you visit the LA area. Go. Skip Hollywood Boulevard and all the ultra touristy plastic. Go here.
Written 23 February 2020
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John P
Melbourne, Australia1,080 contributions
Superb masterpiece
Feb 2020
In Australia we have "California bungalows" but this fabulous house is the daddy of them all. Built for the Gambles it is a large building with magnificent detailing throughout. The quality of the timber finishes is extraordinary. Built before local roads became so trafficed there is a splendid extended veranda area at the front of the house. Book for access to allow participation in a guided tour.
Written 23 February 2020
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olivia k
Bronxville, NY45 contributions
A Gem of Arts and Crafts
Feb 2020
Truly not to be missed! This house is just breathtaking. You can only go on a tour, so book shead, otherwise you might have to wait.
Written 11 February 2020
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GlutenFreeInSanDiego
San Diego, CA236 contributions
Amazing Detail
Nov 2019 • Business
Our office scheduled a tour of the Gamble House and the docent explained the history and architecture in great detail.
Written 2 February 2020
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The Gamble House is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Tue 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Thu - Sat 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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