Feb

16

Resplendent Villa

This is my absolute favorite style of home. Sadly, we don’t have so many of them here in the Northwest; the damp climate is hell on stucco. But in my hometown of Pasadena, stucco homes with red tile roofs are as common as Labrador Retrievers. I just received an invitation to the Pasadena Showcase House […]

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Feb

25

Wallace Neff Revisited

In my girlhood, I lived amongst them, these sublimely stylish homes designed in the twenties, thirties, and forties by prominent local architect Wallace Neff. Born in 1895 in nearby La Mirada, California, Neff, once established, came to live in my hometown of San Marino, on Orlando Road. In his heyday, Wallace Neff famously designed Pickfair […]

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