03/02/2001 - The Gamble House
4 Westmoreland Place ? Pasadena, California
One of the best-preserved examples of American Arts & Crafts architecture in the country, the Gamble House is an amazing example of what southern California must have been like around the beginning of the 20th century. For the extremely well-to-do, anyway.
Greene and Greene's architecture is such a delight to look at that it's easy to overlook the equally magnificent landscaping that was part and parcel of their designs. This is a shot of the patio behind the house. You can see the rear facade of the house at the far left edge of the photo.