The overall landscape design and constructed garden elements are integrated with the architectural proportion and detailing. Accessibility | Gamble House, is an iconic American Craftsman home in Pasadena, California, designed by the architectural firm Greene and Greene. Lin Wang. External Link Disclaimer | Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. when you are outside the Library of Congress because the "[citation needed], Another way the Greenes showed off the Gamble House's emphasis on nature was through the "theme of three," which was composed of three components that could be seen in every room. information, see "Rights Information" below and the Rights and DonateInspector General | The doors are decorated with cloud-designed glass panels. Age 43 (323) 962-9666. to view the original item(s). No, another surrogate does not exist. Age 49 (619) 993-4548. Reference staff can advise you in It has patterned brick paving with planting areas, a large curvilinear pond, and garden walls made with distinctive clinker bricks and boulders. a reference librarian. Make note of the Call Number in the catalog record. One major feature of the Gamble House was to be distinct from many other houses nearby, such as the Neoclassical style Fenyes House[citation needed] (Robert Farquhar, 1906–07). fill out a call slip in the Prints and Photographs Reading Room Inlay in the custom furniture designed by the architects coordinates with the inlay in the tiled fireplace surrounds, and the expressed, interlocking joinery on the main staircase was left exposed. In 1966, the Gamble family turned the house over to the city of Pasadena in a joint agreement with the University of Southern California (USC) School of Architecture. Search for: Gamble House Tours. rights restrictions. [4] It was included in a list of all-time top 10 houses in Los Angeles in a Los Angeles Times survey of experts in December 2008. The Gamble House was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. Exterior porches are found off three of the second-floor bedrooms and were used for sleeping or entertaining. [7], The exterior of the house gained worldwide exposure as the home of Emmett "Doc" Brown in the 1985 movie Back to the Future.[8]. Because of the Gambles’ attraction to the environment, the Greenes designed the house to complement the rustic setting. The Greenes used an experienced team of local contractors who had worked together for them in Pasadena on several previous homes, including the Hall brothers, Peter and John, who were responsible for the high quality of the woodworking in the house and its furniture. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Constructed in 1908–09 as a home for David B. For assistance, see our. Built in 1908, during the architects most refined period, it embodies the highest level of the California Bungalow style, is one of the finest examples of the American Craftsman Movement. Outdoor space was as important as the interior spaces. The transition from hall to room was designed to provide a sense of "anticipation and discovery".[4]. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices. image, a copy print, or microfilm. The house displays a strong influence of Japanese architecture. Reading Room. Teak, maple, oak, Port Orford cedar, and mahogany surfaces are placed in sequences to bring out contrasts of color, tone, and grain. Details. surrogate, please fill out a call slip in the Prints and Photographs Accompanying 7 photos, exterior and interior, from 1908 and undated. In some cases, a surrogate (Some may not be online). images.). 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The living room was designed without any entry doors so that the room would be as open and inviting as possible. The Gamble family crest, a crane and trailing rose, was integrated in part or whole in many locations around the house. In many cases, the originals can be served in a Considering that many Greene and Greene projects have been altered to some degree and stripped of their original furnishings designed for them by the architects, this house has been well maintained throughout its exterior and interior.[4][5]. publish or otherwise distribute the material. The house's design reflected the Gambles' love of nature as flowers and trees were brought to the interior—creating pictures in wood, metal, art glass, and semi-precious stone., Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, CA. Your IP: Brad Zuger. Now lives at 318 Walnut St, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648. Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. few minutes. Gamble House Creator(s): Historic American Buildings Survey, creator Related Names: Greene, Charles Sumner Greene, Henry Mather Gamble, David Barry Greene & Greene City of Pasadena University of Southern California, School of Architecture & Fine Arts Hall, Peter Details. However, after the Second World War it received newfound popularity. Significance: The Gamble House is the most complete and best preserved example of the work of Architects Greene and Greene. [citation needed] Its style shows influence from traditional Japanese aesthetics and a certain California spaciousness born of available land and a permissive climate. Gamble House, … The third floor was planned as a billiard room but was used as an attic by the Gamble family. Mary's younger sister Julia lived in the house until her death in 1943. If you do not see a thumbnail image or a reference to another Featured on This Old House with then host Bob Vila in 1987. the original. The building itself appears enmeshed with the landscape, achieved by a blend of man-made materials such as brick and rough dash-coat stucco and natural materials such as granite river stones and creeping fig that grows up onto the foundations of the terrace and steps. (Sometimes, the original is simply Please join us for our exterior tours GARDENS & GABLES: EXPLORING THE GAMBLE HOUSE OUTDOORS or GREENE & GREENE NEIGHBORHOOD … Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N779, Building/structure dates: 1908- 1909 Initial Construction, National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 71000155, Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress),, Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey, University of Southern California, School of Architecture & Fine Arts, (, California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena,,,, The theme of three grouped objects together, sometimes symmetrically arranged, but often not. call the reading room between 8:30 and 5:00 at 202-707-6394, and Press 3. negatives are particularly subject to damage. At the far end of the room lie bookcases, a small games table, and a piano to offer entertainment and leisure. Yes, another surrogate exists. California Historical Landmark Marker NO. One of the wooden panels in the entry hall is actually a concealed door leading to the kitchen, and another panel opens to a coat closet. Details. Please use the digital image in preference to requesting The house is located on a grassy knoll overlooking Pasadena's Arroyo Seco, a broad, seasonally dry river bed. The Gamble House is currently not offering interior tours. You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. Paths made with large water-worn stones from the nearby Arroyo Seco are reminiscent of running brooks crossing the lawns. [3][6] Today, two 5th-year USC architecture students live in the house full-time; the selected students change annually.