Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour "Wallace Neff, Master Architect" - POSTP...

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Spring Home Tour: Wallace Neff, Master Architect

Date TBD, 2020, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

In light of growing health concerns about COVID-19, this event is postponed. All tickets that have been purchased will be honored for the rescheduled tour date, yet to be determined. If you have any questions please email us at preservation@pasadenaheritage.org or call us at (626) 441-6333.


Multiple Locations / Drive-Yourself / Docent-guided interior stops at multiple locations throughout Pasadena.

Tickets: $45 members / $50 non-members / Day of Tickets: $60 everyone.

Tour extraordinary historic homes as Pasadena Heritage presents Wallace Neff, Master Architect.

The Dr. Allan B. Kavanel House was commissioned by Dr. Kavanel from Chicago in 1921. It incorporates fine Mediterranean details that were popular during the Golden Age of Southern California architecture.

The Morse & Gates (Mrs. Ethel Guthrie) House was commissioned in 1925 by the Morse and Gates Company, a real estate, insurance and building firm. The house is a beautifully simple Spanish Colonial revival home typical of Neff's designs.

The Mr. and Mrs. Edwin D. Neff House is a Tuscan style villa designed for Neff's parents in 1927. The interior typifies Neff's high standards for even the smallest detail. The house features a dramatic oval entry marked by black and white marble flooring and a central staircase.

The Barlow House, also known as Villa del Sol d’Oro, is now part of the Alverno High School campus, but was originally built for Dr. and Mrs. Barlow. The Villa’s main facade is based on the Villa Collazzi near Florence, Italy. The home includes Neff’s signature grand entry rotunda and winding stair, marble floors, and beautiful wright iron work.

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Guests will drive themselves to each location where docents will provide guided tours of interior and exterior features. Homes are not ADA accessible. No dogs except required by law.

About Wallace Neff

The 1920s was a time of unprecedented wealth and growth when innumerable great homes were being built. Wallace Neff had the knack of appealing to the tastes and expectations of his clients and his reputation and business flourished. Neff homes are known for their clean, uncluttered facades with minimal openings, often focusing on pieces of elaborate wrought iron work, and unique treatments of chimneys and fireplaces.


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