About the Tournament House
This Italian Renaissance-style mansion was built in 1906 for the Stimson family in Pasadena’s “Millionaire’s Row”. The house was designed and built by architect G. Lawrence Stimson and his father, George W. Stimson. After most of the Stimson children left the nest, the house became too big for the Stimsons and they sold the house to William Wrigley Jr. in 1914.
The mansion was presented to the City of Pasadena in 1958 by the Wrigley family. They gave their home with the understanding that it would become the permanent headquarters for the Tournament of Roses®. That is why is is known today as the Tournament House.
The Tournament of Roses Association produces the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game each New Year in Pasadena. The Rose Parade was conceived by the Valley Hunt Club in 1890. It served as a mid-winter festival where they would invite their neighbors who moved from the East Coast. Five years later, after the Rose Parade grew too large for the Valley Hunt Club, the Tournament of Roses Association was formed. Today, 935 Volunteers make up the Tournament of Roses, they are affectionately referred to as “White Suiters” because of the distinctive white uniform every volunteer wears.
The text for this article originally appeared on visitpasadena.com
1336 Inverness Drive | Pasadena 91103
4 Bedrooms & 2.75 Bathrooms | 2,810 Sq. Ft. Home | 68,210 Sq. Ft. Lot
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Tucked away in one of the finest neighborhoods of Pasadena is this private French Villa estate offering stunning views of Pasadena’s iconic landmarks. The interior has been renovated extensively with a professional designer and features custom window treatments, stylish sconces, and brass fixtures. Furthermore, the elegant formal rooms are ideally situated for family gatherings or larger scale entertaining.
A true chef’s kitchen, you will appreciate the the carrera marble counters, oversized troth sink, 5-burner gas range, and spacious island. Additionally, the master bedroom wing features dressing area, 2 baths, soaking tub, French stucco finish, open beamed ceiling, polished concrete floors.
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