From farmhouse to formal, Mid-Century to Craftsman Bungalow and beyond, the 2017 Art of the Garden Tour sponsored by Creative Arts Group showcases more diverse architectural styles and landscapes than ever before. Whether you resonate to exuberant displays of colorful flowers, manicured neoclassical landscapes, casual gardens designed specifically for life with our canine companions or the subtle palette of arid and sun-loving perennial landscapes, you will be inspired and delighted by this curated selection of gardens exemplifying the best in outdoor design.
Creative Arts Group’s 23rd annual garden tour will take place on the 23rd of April, 2017 from 10:30am to 4:30pm. Five private gardens in Sierra Madre, Altadena and Pasadena will open their gates for one day only for this self-guided tour. A select group of artists specifically chosen for this event will have work on display in one of the gardens and at the Creative Arts Group. The gallery will be open and serving refreshments.
Tickets: $30.00 presale or $35 the day of the tour. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here, or by calling 626-355-8350, or by visiting Creative Arts Group at 108 N. Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024.
Visit creativeartsgroup.org for additional info
Photos credit (clockwise): Dennis Hill (1-3), Cameron Carothers (4)
Join Pasadena Heritage for their 2017 Spring Home Tour, Modern Works: Homes of Pasadena Architects. Pasadena is a city famous for its remarkable collection of architecture, spanning decades from Victorian to Modern. This year’s Spring Home Tour will touch on Postwar years with large hyper-contemporary and experimental home designs, many of which overlook the Arroyo. From Mid-Century to late modern, guests will tour multiple architect-designed private homes constructed after 1945. This is a “drive yourself” tour featuring examples of Pasadena’s great architects and their private residences with experienced docents providing guided tours at each location. Below is a list of the houses included on the tour.
Case Study House #10
Kemper Nomland, Jr. designed the Case Study House #10 in 1947. The Case Study House Program, initiated by “Arts and Architecture” magazine in 1945 remains one of America’s most significant contribution to mid-century architecture.
Frank Thomas House
Theodore Criley, Jr. designed the Frank Thomas House in 1949. Thomas worked closely with the architect to create a house that is warm and friendly, where convenience and practicality are of prime importance. The living room is spacious and filled with light as it relates effortlessly with its surroundings.
Arroyo del Rey
Buff and Hensman designed the Arroyo del Rey in 1979. This house sits on almost two acres in the Arroyo Seco. This unique setting under the bridge is hidden away in nature. The design is more rustic and wild than manicured and refined.
Buff and Hensman designed the Hamlin House in 1983. An excellent example of the firm’s response to Title 24 energy requirements from the 1970’s and how that directed their creative designs in the later years.
A home James DeLong designed for his parents in 1951. It is the cover of the 1959 “House Beautiful” magazine. The cover demonstrates admirably how little spaces can be made to seem like big spaces, when treated in the Frank Lloyd Wright architectural way.
Belle Grove Apartments
The Belle Grove Apartments were designed by Harold Bissner, Sr., Harold Bissner, Jr., and James Resh and built between 1956 and 1958. Unit 861 is part of the last of the three building designed by Resh in International Style of Modern architecture. All three buildings have a pronounced Asian influence in their execution. The Belle Grove Apartments were designated a Pasadena Landmark in December 2014.
This article originally appeared on visitpasadena.com
22 | 5TH ANNUAL PODLEY SHRED EVENT
8:30am-2pm > Podley Properties Locations:
755 E. Route 66, GLENDORA
846 Foothill Blvd., LA CAÑADA
242 W. Foothill Blvd., MONROVIA
897 Granite Dr., PASADENA
30 N. Baldwin Ave., SIERRA MADRE
Stop by, drop-off & enjoy some refreshments for FREE! RSVP Here!
22 | GLENDORA EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
9am-2pm > GLENDORA Civic Center
FREE event to celebrate our planet with workshops, tours, live entertainment & more.
22-23 | EARTH DAY & BOTANIC BLING
9am-5pm > Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
Celebrate Spring with programs focusing on flowers, plants for your garden & earth friendly Bling.
LOCAL FESTIVALS & FAIRS
1 | ANNUAL GLENDORA CHALK FEST
10am-4pm > Along GLENDORA Avenue
Enjoy a day of music, balloon art, face painting & more while exploring the “Adventures in Storyland” chalk art.
28-30 | ARTBORETUM 2017
11am-5pm > Arboretum Oak Room, ARCADIA
Second annual art show & sale featuring original works of botanical art.
29 | LA CRESCENTA HOMETOWN COUNTRY FAIR
10am-6pm > CRESCENTA Valley Park
FREE arts & crafts, carnival rides for kids, dog parade, vintagecar show, pie eating contest & more!
29-30 | JACKALOPE ARTS & CRAFT FAIR
10am-5pm > Central Park, PASADENA
Your shopping destination for locally handcrafted goods with an emphasis on quality artistry.
HOME & GARDEN
1-2 & 8-9 | SHAKESPEARE’S LOVE SCENES & SONNETS
11am & 1pm > Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
Ensemble Shakespeare Theater performs love scenes & sonnets in the Rose Garden.
23 | ART OF THE GARDEN
10:30am-4:30pm > SIERRA MADRE, ALTADENA, PASADENA
5 private gardens open their gates for this self-guided art & garden tour.
23-MAY 21 | PASADENA SHOWCASE HOUSE OF DESIGN
Times Vary > PASADENA Showcase House
Take a tour of the 2017 Showcase House at this annual benefit. Check out the website for shuttle
30 | BUNGALOW HEAVEN TOUR
10am-4pm > Bungalow Heaven Neighborhood, PASADENA
Stroll through Pasadena’s first Landmark District & experience this beautiful historic neighborhood.
15 | ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
10am > Memorial Park, SIERRA MADRE
Volunteer Firefighter’s Association hosts this annual event with an egg hunt, candy & the Easter Bunny.
15 | SPRING EGG HUNT & HEALTHY KIDS DAY
10am > Recreation Park, MONROVIA
Wellness activities, arts & crafts, face painting, carnival games, petting zoo & a visit from the Spring Bunny!
15-16 | KIDSPACE EGG HUNT
Times Vary by Age Group > Kidspace Museum, PASADENA
Pre-registration is required for this fun event featuring an egg hunt and spring activities.
16 | EASTER EGG HUNT
12:30pm-3:30pm > Santa Anita Park, ARCADIA
Grab your baskets & bring the whole family to enjoy the fun zone & the Easter Bunny.
Article by Lauren Beale, originally appeared at LATimes.com
Set in the manicured grounds of The Grove at Ambassador Gardens, this two-bedroom Spanish Colonial condo contains more than 2,500 square feet of living space. The use of light interior colors, warm wood tones and marble enhance the feeling of spaciousness throughout the single-story home’s elegantly appointed interiors. Views take in preserved open space.
Address: 192 S. Orange Grove Blvd. #102, Pasadena 91105
Property Website: 192SouthOrange.com
Monthly HOA fees: $819.64
Property size: 68,634 square feet
House size: 2,585 square feet, two bedrooms, three bathrooms
Features: Living room fireplace, dining area, den/office, bar, enclosed patio, gated underground garage, & four parking spaces
About the area: The median sale price for condominiums in the 91105 ZIP Code in January was $823,000 based on two sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 37% increase compared with the same month the previous year.
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As part of REALTORS® Read Across PASadena Day, Podley Properties agents worked alongside the Pasadena Unified School District, Collaborate PASadena and the Pasadena Educational Foundation in recruiting local REALTORS® to participate. The participating REALTORS® picked the books to read to K-3rd graders at schools across the PUSD. Twelve Podley Associates participated and raised $750 to purchase books for the second graders. Our Sierra Madre office committed $500 and six readers for the day, while our Pasadena office committed $250 and six more readers.
The money raised by the event will be used to buy one book for each 2nd grader in the district. At the end of the school year, the books will be given out by the participating REALTORS®. Podley Properties is especially proud to participate in this wonderful program and to see the kids’ excitement about their new books!
This is the program’s second year and was another huge success. We are also proud to lead in the number of agents to have participated!
Sierra Madre: Sue Cook, Jan Greteman, Jim Manoledes, Katie Orth, Andrea Palmatier, Judy Webb-Martin
Fanciful pink Burbank house once owned by The Go-Gos guitarist lists for $1.8M
A turret, a vineyard and an outdoor pizza oven
This article was originally published on Curbed LA
751 COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, BURBANK | 751CountryClubDrive.com
Once owned by The Go-Gos guitarist Jane Wiedlin, this pink villa built in 1928 sits on 1.5 acres in northern Burbank.
Coming in at four bedrooms, the house has high, beamed ceilings, wood floors, and three fireplaces.
A turret makes an appearance in the living room, where there’s a seating area. In the dining room, there’s a built-in buffet that is original to the house. The turret shows up again in the master bedroom, where its windows let in light. The master bedroom has its own fireplace, dual closets, and a sitting room.
The grounds include a lily pond, a vineyard, a solar-heated pool, an outdoor kitchen with barbecue and pizza oven, and an outdoor shower.
Public records show the rosy estate last sold in 2015 for $1.84 million. It’s now listed for $1.799 million.
Listed by: Gretchen Palmer CalBRE #01707834
Sam’s introduction to the real estate business began when he was young, with his parents flipping homes as a side business. Growing up around the real estate world instilled a business mentality in Sam, which led him to major in business administration, with and emphasis on finance, real estate and law. He was raised in Glendora, and looks forward to working in and serving the Glendora community. In addition to his passion for real estate and business, Sam is also a car fanatic, and enjoys spending time at the gym and boxing.
3 | GOLDEN BOUGH AT THE COFFEE GALLERY
8pm > The Coffee Gallery Backstage, ALTADENA
Enjoy the traditional music of the Celtic nations in Altadena!
3-5 | ART IN BLOOM
Creative Arts Group, SIERRA MADRE
A unique art exhibition in which local florists create artistic, floral interpretations of art pieces.
4 | DUARTE COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
8-11:30am > Duarte Community Center
Community health fair offering a variety of free health care screenings and info sessions.
4 | 24th ANNUAL WESTERN ROUND-UP
10am-2pm > LA CAÑADA Community Center
A day of western-themed fun for the whole family! Pony rides, games, petting zoo & more!
4-5, 11-12 | CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
9am-5pm > Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
Springtime celebration featuring music, origami, food and guided garden walks.
5 | 626 GOLDEN STREETS
9am-3pm > Various SAN GABRIEL VALLEY locations
Walk, run, skate, bike and explore! 18+ miles of open streets link 6 Foothill Gold Line stations.
7 | HOUSE MUSIC CONCERT SERIES
7pm > Gamble House, PASADENA
The Gamble House living room transforms into an intimate music venue with reception on the terrace.
8-16 | PASADENA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Participating PASADENA Theatres
The best of the best in independent film are showcased at this annual 9-day festival.
11, 18, 25 | LAZY KNITTING WORKSHOP SERIES
2pm > MONROVIA Public Library
FREE workshop to design and knit your own statement necklace, garland & tote bag. Supplies provided.
12 | WISTARIA FESTIVAL
9am-5pm > Downtown SIERRA MADRE
Come stop by the Podley booth! Tour the world’s largest wistaria vine, enjoy live music & family-friendly activities.
17-18 | BATTLE OF THE BIG BANDS
7pm > Haugh Performing Arts Center, GLENDORA
Citrus College’s Blue Note Orchestra & Azusa Pacific University’s Jazz Ensemble face off in a musical duel.
19 | LOS ANGELES MARATHON
6:30am > Dodger Stadium, LOS ANGELES
Over 25,000 athletes from all 50 states will set out on a marathon run from Dodger stadium all the way to Santa Monica.
20 | MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT: THE GOOD DINOSAUR
6pm > MONROVIA Public Library
Imagine a world where dinosaurs & humans live side-by-side. Enjoy freshly popped popcorn.
24 | TEEN FILM: DOCTOR STRANGE
3:30pm > ALTADENA Library
Gather your friends & enjoy a flick about a former neurosurgeon drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
24 | CHALK PAINT® PAINT-A-PIECE WORKSHOP
5pm > Knot Too Shabby, GLENDORA
Bring and learn how to paint, distress & wax your furniture.
24-26 | HUCK FINN FISHING DERBY & CAMPOUT
Times Vary > SIERRA MADRE Settling Basin
Fantastic opportunity for families to get experience camping & fishing at this 3-day annual event.
25 | AN EVENING OF WINE & CHOCOLATE
5pm > La Fetra Center, GLENDORA
Enjoy a sit down evening of scrumptious chocolates paired with the perfect wine.
25 | MARIACHI WOMEN’S FESTIVAL: ¡VIVA VERACRUZ!
7:30pm > SAN GABRIEL Mission Playhouse
A unique musical journey from jarocho fandango to mariachi fiesta.
25 | PEACOCK DAY
9:30am-4:30pm > LA Arboretum & Botanic Garden, ARCADIA
Celebrate the peacock with activities exploring their amazing habits & attributes.
Jean-Carlo is a San Gabriel Valley native, having grown up and attending schools in Arcadia his whole life. This has given him a great understanding of the lifestyle and identity of the San Gabriel Valley, and has helped to encourage his passion and appreciation for the unique real estate and architecture of the area. He has experience in almost all aspects of real estate transactions, from his previous work in mortgages and lending, to his interior design and staging work, to his participation in multiple home development projects.
In addition to his passion and experience in real estate, Jean-Carlo has a love for baseball, and has competed throughout his time in high school and college. He has also coached youth athletics throughout the area, including several prestigious private schools, from La Salle High School in Pasadena to Loyola High School in Los Angeles.
Jean-Carlo is looking forward to helping people sell or find their future dream home, and is truly excited about being an extension of the Podley Properties family.