Lunch on the terrace plus a $5 tour <br>at the Gamble House in Pasadena

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No, you can’t live at the Gamble House. But starting April 13, you can picnic there.

The Gamble House, one of Pasadena’s most sublime examples of Arts and Crafts architecture, is launching ‘Brown Bag Tuesdays,’ a weekly lunch-hour program designed to take advantage of the warmer weather.

Visitors are invited to bring their lunch and picnic on the rear lawn or terrace of the 1908 estate designed by Charles and Henry Greene between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Two 20-minute docent-led tours will be given at 12:15 and 12:45 p.m., with a cost of $5.

The Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena; (626) 793-3334. Reservations: (626) 449-4178. Tours continue Tuesdays through Oct. 23.


If you’ve never been inside the Gamble House, click to the jump for a peek.

Windows in the dining room of The Gamble House.

The entry door of the Gamble House designed by Greene and Greene.

The Arts and Crafts stairway in the front hall features storage under the seat and a hidden closet around the corner.

Greene and Greene designed the case for the piano, right, in the living room of the Gamble House.

Detail of a hall lantern on the second floor featuring the rose and crane that was the Gamble family crest.

-- Lisa Boone

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