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Pasadena home tour highlights USC connections

March 23, 2012 |  9:44 am

Buff, Straub & Hensman's Thomson House

Home tour season is officially upon us, and one of the more compelling events on the calendar is Sunday. The event is titled "American Modern: USC Style and Beyond," and it's organized by the preservation group Pasadena Heritage. The tour highlights the work of graduates and teachers of USC's School of Architecture. Stops include the post-and-beam Thomson House by Buff, Straub & Hensman; the DeSteiguer House, designed by Harwell Hamilton Harris in 1936 and moved to its current location by Leland Evison in 1951; and a Park Planned home designed by Modernist great Gregory Ain in 1947-48 in neighboring Altadena. Homes are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $40 to $42. Tours start at the will-call desk at 651 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena; (626) 441-6333; www.pasadenaheritage.org.


LC1 sling profileIconic sling chair remade for outdoors

Hardwood floor planks throw some curves

Handpainted wood tiles with San Simeon style

-- Lisa Boone

Photo: Thomson House. Source: Pasadena Heritage