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Take a Tour of Three Pasadena Private Estates

Do you spend your weekends watching HGTV? If so, this is the tour for you. – Courtesy photo / ASID

The Pasadena Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is hosting a home tour at three private estates designed by ASID designers Rozalynn Woods, Jennifer Bevan and Christine Santana on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The semi-guided tour will give design enthusiasts a glimpse into Pasadena’s rich culture, showcasing three diverse home and garden styles. A personal take on a designer showcase house, this tour takes visitors inside real properties throughout Pasadena and South Pasadena. Plus, a pop-up market dubbed First Stop, will feature local shops, food trucks, designers’ vendors, and free design consultations, debunking the myth that design is only accessible online.

“The ASID home tour celebrates the region’s diverse architecture and design culture,” ASID Pasadena President Debbie Talianko said. “As designers compete more and more with online outlets, this is an opportunity to highlight our professional organization and showcase designer work offline.”

A ticket cost $40 and includes free parking and shuttle service. The event is located at South Pasadena Unified School District, 1020 El Centro St., South Pasadena. Visit capas.asid.org or call (626)-795-6898 for more information. Proceeds will benefit Friends of Foster Children.

Properties include:

  • Paul R. Williams Pasadena estate: A 1925, 3,600-square-foot Monterey Colonial designed by esteemed architect Paul R. Williams and reimagined by designer and home owner Jennifer Bevan. Sited on a half-acre, the three bed and five bath property is surrounded by mature trees, visible from throughout the house. Untouched since 1987, Bevan edited the house back to echo the original architectural style. She infused traditional elements and a neutral color palette punctuated with gold and black detailing. Highlights include: exposed beams, limestone entry flooring, and a converted basement.
  • Merril W. Baird Pasadena estate: This 1939, 10,000-square-foot Southern Colonial designed by Christine Santana, was originally three separate houses on a giant lot. The front house, a colonial traditional designed by architect Merril W. Baird, sets the stage. Over the course of 14 years, Santana worked with the client to add to and renovate the property, creating a magnificent five bedroom and six bath mansion. Still a work in progress, this estate marks the evolution of a client-designer relationship. Highlights include: classic formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, and an expansive veranda.
  • Petrie Wilson, South Pasadena estate: Located on a half-acre among heritage oak trees, this 1968, 4850-square-foot contemporary Santa Barbara ranch-style house was designed by Mrs. Petrie Wilson (an anomaly at the time) for her family. Designer Rozalynn Woods worked with architect Susan Masterman and the client on the current restoration, updating the home for modern times. An ode to the bucolic setting, the house is a mix of casual charm and natural elements with a dash of the ‘60s. Capturing the indoor – outdoor California lifestyle, the living area spills onto an oversized patio. White-painted brick walls marry with wood details. Designed for an active household, this six bedroom and five bath residence is as lived in as it is elegant. Highlights include: A “Mad Men” office, an organic inspired kitchen, and Midcentury furnishings.
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