The 55th Pasadena Showcase House of Design is being held at the Boddy House on the grounds of Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, April 21 – May 19.
The Hollywood Regency style, 12,000-square-foot mansion was designed by James E. Dolena and reimagined by 27 designers.
Includes free parking and shuttle service. Plus, Shops at Showcase, Showcase design talks, and an art gallery dedicated to California painters.
Maple Restaurant and Camelia Cocktail Lounge on site. Proceeds benefit arts and music programs throughout Southern California.
The Boddy House
The Boddy House (now known as Hospitality House) was also the site of the 2007 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. The downstairs is laid out in a circular pattern revolving around a central entrance foyer and solarium.
The rooms radiate like spokes of a wheel. These rooms include a living room, a solarium, a modern family salon, an entertainment lounge and bath, a powder room and a formal dining room. Directly off the dining room, there is a morning room, kitchen, and a catering kitchen.
There are two staircases that lead upstairs, which is divided into two wings. The master bedroom wing includes a master bath, a linen closet, a vestibule leading into the master dressing room. Full-length French doors lead to a balcony with a spectacular view of the San Gabriel Mountains.
The east side of the second floor across the petite landing, is a lady’s hideaway, a writer’s haven, a guest bedroom suite with a bath, a teen atelier, and a craft and cigar retreat.
Since 1948, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts has awarded over $21 million dollars in gifts and grants to support the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Walt Disney Concert Hall, other non-profit organizations and local symphonic, cultural and educational musically oriented programs for youth.
For more information please visit PasadenaShowcase.org or call (714) 442-3872. Showcase House is closed Mondays.