The Gamble House


Having discussed at length various routes to avoid the dreadful traffic problems arising from the soapbox derby, we said bye to Elizabeth and armed with Diana's notebook list of streets, we fought our way to the freeway and headed for Pasadena and The Gamble House.  Our chauffeur (Mark!) did a wonderful job of negotiating the traffic with the ?help? of three women navigators!



Built for the Gamble family (of Ivory Soap fame) this Arts and Crafts house is a beautiful and well maintained example of the work of the Greene brothers and we loved it.

It did, however, provoke questions about owning such an iconic structure, for when architects design every last detail, where do the "real life" things go?



Never mind - with such a beautiful front door, would you mind?



and then...