Pasadena 1940 Forward, the Pasadena Heritage home tour
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AKs front room is an enclosed patio screened from the street by a stand of bamboo. The windows open during the summer to let in cool breezes, and in winter, a gas fireplace framed in shimmering green tiles keeps diners warm.