Last Look: Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Pasadena Showcase House of Design returns to South Pasadena for the first time in over 40 years.

One of the oldest, largest, and most successful house and garden tours in the country, Pasadena Showcase House of Design draws upward of 25,000 visitors each year, with proceeds benefitting its philanthropic initiatives rooted in supporting and providing access to music programming.

This April 24–May 22, Showcase House designers will unveil their visions to the public on the grounds of Oaklawn Manor, a nearly 10,000-square-foot 1905 English Tudor estate in South Pasadena. Located in a Greene & Greene–planned neighborhood of century-old homes, more than 20 of the property’s interior and exterior spaces will be renovated and reimaged for up-close viewing.

In addition to touring the 57th Showcase House, visitors can explore the Shops at Showcase, a variety of boutique and craft merchants, as well as grab a bite at one of several on-site restaurants. Special planned programming throughout the event will highlight local musicians and speakers.

With the home’s historical neighborhood in mind, the Dunn-Edwards-selected naturalistic palette features apple greens, buttery yellows, earthy rusts, and the 2022 Color of the Year—a plush, tactile brown aptly named “Art and Craft” that pays homage to the period’s sustainable, built-to-last resurgence.

Since its founding in 1948, the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts has given more than $23 million to nonprofits in support of music education, scholarships, concerts, and music therapy—hitting all the right notes of community spirit.

Tickets start at $40