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2019 Pasadena Showcase House of Design - Overview

2019 Showcase House


Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA), a non-profit organization bringing music enrichment programs to Southern California.


Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts’ annual fundraiser, the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, is one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the country. Now in its 55th year, the Showcase is visited by approximately 25,000 guests annually.


April 21 to May 19, 2019


Pasadena Showcase House at Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

No parking at Descanso Garden - *Drop off / pickup only*

Important parking/shuttle info available April 1, 2019 at


$35 - $50 depending on the time of day. At or 714-442-3872. Available January 31, 2019


The 55th Pasadena Showcase House of Design will be held at the Boddy House on the grounds of Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge from April 21 - May 19, 2019 (house tours are closed on Mondays). The Hollywood Regency style, 12,000-square-foot mansion was designed by James E. Dolena and will be reimagined by 26 designers. Tickets $35 - $50. Includes free parking at shuttle service. Don’t miss the fabulous Shops at Showcase featuring 29 vendors and “pop-up shops".  Plus, Designer Talks and an Art Gallery dedicated to California painters.  Camellia Cocktail Lounge and Maple Restaurant onsite. Proceeds benefit arts and music programs throughout Southern California.


Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

(Property closes promptly at 6:00 PM)

Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

(Property closes promptly at 9:00 PM)

No house tours on Mondays but shops are open 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


The Boddy House (now known as Hospitality House) was also the site of the 2007 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. The downstairs is laid out in a circular pattern revolving around a central entrance foyer and solarium. The rooms radiate like spokes of a wheel. These rooms include a living room, a solarium, a modern family salon, an entertainment lounge and bath, a powder room and a formal dining room. Directly off the dining room, there is a morning room, kitchen, and a catering kitchen.

There are two staircases that lead upstairs, which is divided into two wings. The Master Bedroom wing includes a master bath, a linen closet, a vestibule leading into the master dressing room. Full-length French doors lead to a balcony with a spectacular view of the San Gabriel Mountains. The east side of the second floor across the petite landing, is a lady’s hideaway, a writer’s haven, a guest bedroom suite with a bath, a teen atelier, and a craft and cigar retreat.

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