Celebrating history, homes and neighbors: Here comes the Garfield Heights Home Tour


Time travel within reach: Five historic homes and one garden demonstration will be the stars of the 12th Annual Garfield Heights Home Tour happening Dec. 2, a Sunday, in Pasadena’s second-oldest historic district.

Celebrating the diverse charms and architectural styles of a neighborhood that dates to 1881, the homes on this year’s tour showcase Colonial Revival, Arts and Crafts and Victorian-era designs that represent different periods in the city’s history and are the very definition of curb appeal.

In addition to swoon-worthy style, the tour will offer food trucks, exhibit booths, vendors, volunteer docents and strolling entertainment.


It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

Held every other year, the event is organized by Garfield Heights volunteers, with proceeds funding improvement projects within the district.

What: Garfield Heights Home Tour

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2

Where: Day of event tickets can be purchased at 1245 Garfield Ave., Pasadena

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 on Dec. 2, children 10 and under, free;

Bonnie McCarthy contributes to the Los Angeles Times as a home and lifestyle design writer. She enjoys scouting for directional trends and reporting on what’s new and next. Follow her on Twitter @ThsAmericanHome


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