Kitty Hawk
Past, present and future reside in a Pasadena Craftsman

Maybe it's because a working model of the Mars rover is plopped in the nook of what was once a grand, ornate fireplace. Or because the old coach house, with its loft that once stored hay, now accommodates a design for a spacecraft powered by solar sail. Whatever the reason, the headquarters of the Planetary Society -- in a Pasadena house built by Charles and Henry Greene in 1903 -- is a study in juxtapositions. Long the world's most tireless promoter of the search for extraterrestrial life, the group has worked out of the house, with its cobblestone columns out front, detailed woodwork, leaded glass and other Craftsman touches, for more than 20 years. Which is why a Mars...