", Another way the Greenes showed off the Gamble House's emphasis on nature was through the "theme of three," which was composed of three components that could be seen in every room. original item when a digital image is available. HABS/HAER/HALS materials have generally been scanned at high resolution that is suitable for most publication purposes (see Digitizing the Collection for further details about the digital images). 71000155: CHISL No. Constructed in 1908–09 as a home for David B. The main terrace is beyond the rear facade of the residence. same day or in the future. Cloudflare Ray ID: 5f87c630898e1a66 Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. easier to see online where they are presented as positive The transition from hall to room was designed to provide a sense of "anticipation and discovery".. One of the wooden panels in the entry hall is actually a concealed door leading to the kitchen, and another panel opens to a coat closet. Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. Inlay in the custom furniture designed by the architects coordinates with the inlay in the tiled fireplace surrounds, and the expressed, interlocking joinery on the main staircase was left exposed. The overall landscape design and constructed garden elements are integrated with the architectural proportion and detailing. Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. Historical Residence Records. USA.gov, Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, CA. At the far end of the room lie bookcases, a small games table, and a piano to offer entertainment and leisure. Outdoor space was as important as the interior spaces. gamblehouse.org. View drawings from this survey. The third floor was planned as a billiard room but was used as an attic by the Gamble family. According to Gamble House: Greene and Greene, by Edward R. Bosley, the room was designed to offer "nature to the indoors. • when you are in any reading room at the Library of Congress. Now lives at 4726 Red Sails Way, San Diego, CA 92154. In 1966, the Gamble family turned the house over to the city of Pasadena in a joint agreement with the University of Southern California (USC) School of Architecture. (  Today, two 5th-year USC architecture students live in the house full-time; the selected students change annually. They briefly considered selling it, until prospective buyers spoke of painting the interior woodwork white. The living room was designed without any entry doors so that the room would be as open and inviting as possible. The Gamble House, also known as the David B. 871: Significant dates; Added to NRHP: September 3, 1971: Designated NHL: December 22, 1977: The Gamble House, also known as the David B. 4 Westmoreland Pl. image, a copy print, or microfilm. DonateInspector General | It has patterned brick paving with planting areas, a large curvilinear pond, and garden walls made with distinctive clinker bricks and boulders. Paths made with large water-worn stones from the nearby Arroyo Seco are reminiscent of running brooks crossing the lawns. Reading Room. Details. (NOTE: These numbers are visible in the Tiff "Reference Image" display.). If you If possible, include a printout of the drawing. 4 Westmoreland Place Pasadena, CA 91103. , The exterior of the house gained worldwide exposure as the home of Emmett "Doc" Brown in the 1985 movie Back to the Future.. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N779, Building/structure dates: 1908- 1909 Initial Construction, National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 71000155, Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress), https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ca0279/, Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey, University of Southern California, School of Architecture & Fine Arts, (http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html), California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena, http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/rights.html, http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html, http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/info/001_ref.html, http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/resource/013_pic.html. Built in 1908, during the architects most refined period, it embodies the highest level of the California Bungalow style, is one of the finest examples of the American Craftsman Movement. Because of the Gambles’ attraction to the environment, the Greenes designed the house to complement the rustic setting. images.). The abstraction of clouds and mist as well as the other "oriental" characteristics applied to the house's doors, windows, screens, beams, chair, lanterns, and more were another way that the house showed its emphasis on nature as "forms found in nature are the inspiration for these patterns. 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" The entrance of the room is diagonal from the hall with two doors. The Gamble House is currently not offering interior tours. Age 49 (619) 993-4548. 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena CA 91103 Westmoreland Place is a short, private street that runs parallel to the 300 N. block of Orange Grove between Walnut and Rosemont WHAT WE’RE DOING TO KEEP YOU, OUR VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF SAFE The house displays a strong influence of Japanese architecture. Age 43 (323) 962-9666. Pasadena. Beatriz I Borquez.