December 17, 2006 |
Myron Hunt designed this grand Colonial Revival villa in 1916 in Pasadena's Oak Knoll neighborhood, described in The Times' stories of the day as "the Crown City's beautiful and fashionable suburb," replete with paved streets and "ornamental electric lights on classic bronze pillars." Even if you don't recognize the Pasadena architect's name, you've probably seen or been in one of his many local landmarks.
November 21, 1987 |
On display through Nov. 30 at the Pasadena Public Library is a modest photography exhibit of select buildings Julia Morgan designed for women's organizations in Southern California. While perhaps best known as the persevering architect who gave shape to the indulgent fancy of William Randolph Hearst for a castle at San Simeon on the California coast, Morgan, in a distinguished career, designed about 700 other projects.
November 23, 2008 |
Before he designed the Rose Bowl, the Ambassador Hotel and some 200 other landmark structures, architect Myron Hunt created his private residence in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Pasadena, where he lived with his wife and children from 1905 until his death in 1952. The three-story Arts and Crafts brownstone, listed for $2.25 million, has much of its original woodwork, with dark panels and doorways of Douglas fir and redwood that create a lodge-like feel in the living room and library.
September 9, 2009 |
Like a kindergarten teacher kneeling down to meet her 3-foot-tall charges at eye level, the new elementary school at the Ambassador Hotel site, set to open today, is impeccably attuned to the importance of a first impression. Designed by the Pasadena firm Gonzalez Goodale Architects, the school extends a friendly, crisply proportioned faÃ§ade along 8th Street, on the southern edge of the sprawling 76-acre site over which the hotel long presided. Inside, the two-story school wraps 46 classrooms around a pair of generously sized courtyards.
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September 18, 2004 |
Barber-neat hedges buffer the Valley Hunt Club from the world hurrying by on Orange Grove Boulevard, the busy Pasadena street known as Millionaire's Row before condos began displacing its deep-lawn mansions. No signs bordering the Valley Hunt grounds identify it by name. But staked beneath the hedges are discreet markers that label the property private.
October 5, 2012 |
Deja vu? Actor Wentworth Miller recently sold a place in Hancock Park. Now he is ready to make another break and has listed his home in Altadena at $1.59 million. The Mission Revival-style house, built in 1910 and set on more than three-quarters of an acre, is described as "attributed to Myron Hunt. " The master suite takes up the entire second floor of the 4,558-square-foot house, which has a total of three bedrooms and four bathrooms. Miller, 40, starred in the 2010 film "Resident Evil: Afterlife" and will star next year in the thriller "The Loft.