Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Malibu & Gamble House

We took my dad down to Malibu for lunch at Neptune's Net. It was sunnier than it looks in this picture. Malibu is one of my favorite places. 21 miles of Pacific coastline PLUS lots of horses, an equestrian park, stables, and horse trails through the Santa Monica Mountains.

On the way home we checked out The Gamble House in Pasadena. It was designed in 1908 by architects Greene & Greene. It was commissioned by David and Mary Gamble, of the Procter and Gamble Company, as a retirement residence. I love this Arts & Crafts style masterpiece.

Front entry
Back patio
View from back yardWe also went by Frank Lloyd Wright's Millard House, also known as La Miniatura. It is a few doors down from a friend's house in Pasadena and it is also for sale....$7,733,000! Not my taste, but internationally recognized as one of the world’s most important works of architecture.


Stormdrane said...

Nice photos, thanks for sharing!

allhorsestuff said...

Love that home.(mansion).wow!
You take the best outings and thanks for taking us too!

I am sooo excited for Stace to get that necklace..thankyou-thankyou!!!
You are needed at my mane quandary poll at my place...what to do??
I probably only will do a schooling show.

Desert Rose said...

I have read articles about the gamble how...nice to see your pictures. Sounds like a great day with your dad!

Kate said...

I love the Arts and Crafts style too, although I like it more in a cottage type size - that house is truly mammoth! Thanks for the pics - nice you were able to get out with your dad.

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Thanks for stopping by, good to hear from you. I'll have to check out your jewelry! What a memorable time spent with your dad, who you resemble I might both look very tall! I'm only 5'2" but my brother is 6'2", go figure! We don't have many of the arts and crafts styled homes here but I do like them.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Sounds like a fun day. Personally don't care for those styles of houses, like the more traditional New England style. And the adobe southwest style too, go figure.

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