The 2022 Pasadena
Showcase House of Design
2022 Pasadena Showcase House of Design
April 24 – May 22, 2022
Everything you know and love about the Pasadena Showcase House of Design is back as we return to South Pasadena for the first time in over 40 years.
Anchoring a historic Greene & Green-planned neighborhood of century-old homes, this stately 1905 English Tudor mansion provides exquisite living atop a sprawling estate of natural beauty. Built for Mr. Harry Hawgood, an English civil engineer whose career designing railways and waterways spanned multiple continents, the home’s concrete construction eschewed popular wood framing of the time and has led many to believe Mr. Hawgood himself was the architect.
Despite its unique concrete construction, the home contains rich wood interiors and intriguing period details including stained glass windows, ornate beamed ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling travertine fireplaces. Artistically landscaped sunken gardens wrap around the home with scenic paths leading down to the hidden edges of the property.
Hidden Oasis – 2019 Pasadena Showcase House of Design – California Waterscapes
Pasadena Showcase House of Design is the fundraiser produced by Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts to fund their music programs and award gifts and grants to other non-profit organizations to support their efforts. It is open for tours mid-April to mid-May.
What does it take to be a Showcase House? There is no ideal house that meets all the criteria; so, every year the advantages are weighed against the disadvantages of the properties available for that year. Some years we have a plethora from which to choose, and some years, well, there are fewer. Two staircases is at the top of the must-have list, a wide road for the shuttles, space for Shops, porta-potties, trash, etc. are the practicalities that influence the selection.
Sometimes there are grand mansions and other times charming homes on a smaller scale are chosen. No matter the square footage, each estate is renovated from top to bottom by leading designers using the latest concepts and materials. So, indulge your inner looky-loo. Take a look behind the gates and come have a good time. And, it doesn’t hurt that you’re helping support your community at the same time. What a deal!
Dining Room – 2019 Pasadena Showcase House of Design – Samantha Williams Interior Design
They have provided paint, and that alone, is worthy of our deep gratitude because it is a generous contribution that makes a significant difference to this project.
Additionally they have helped to guide us about upcoming color trends from their mountains of research. We have also asked for their assistance in marketing the Showcase House and like good friends they always come through for us. And then when we said, "By the way, we need money too," they were there with a substantial check.
It is hard to know how to thank friends like this. In 2019 we commissioned this poster and presented it to Dunn-Edwards Paints at a special meeting of members and designers before the first tour of the 2019 Showcase House. It was a small gesture but full of sincere appreciation to try to express how important this relationship is to us. Their paint, their support, their expertise and their friendship are invaluable.
Cigar and Craft Retreat - 2019 Pasadena Showcase House of Design - Studio Akiko
Modern Family Salon – 2019 Pasadena Showcase House of Design – Four Point Design Build, Inc.
Breakfast / Morning Room – 2020 Pasadena Showcase House of Design – Cozy•Stylish•Chic
Restaurant at Showcase
Calling all foodies
A culinary delight prepared by the talented chefs at Sierra Fusion.
Each year the Showcase House is enhanced by culinary offerings. Depending on the space available, it can include a full service restaurant, a Gourmet-to-Go quick service option, a pub, al fresco dining, a wine bar, or all of the above.
Shops at Showcase
Unique jewelry offered by Designer Sterling in the Shops at Showcase.
We’re Back !
2022 Shops at Showcase vendor applications are now available and due December 5, 2021. We are always on the look out for exciting new vendors to complement those who have stood with us for many years. Please forward the application to someone you think may be a good addition to the Shops at Showcase know.
Each year, the Pasadena Showcase House of Design opens to the public for tours from mid-April to mid-May. Approximately 20,000 guests visit. One of the highlights is the Shops at Showcase. Twenty to twenty-five vendors are invited to participate. There is a participation fee depending on the booth size, and every vendor contributes 25% of each sale to our non-profit organization. PSHA accepts all credit cards, debit cards and cash.
The Shops are made up of merchants who have been carefully selected offering a variety of merchandise and range of price points. The shops often include linens, clothing, gifts, handcrafted designer jewelry, a selection of delectable edibles for the gourmet and innovative home décor.
The success of the Showcase House, including the Shops, has enabled us to make donations of more than $24 million to support music programs in the community. We are grateful for your partnership and hope to see you in 2022. Should you have any questions please contact us at
Applications must be submitted by December 5, 2021.
Blasts from the past. We’ve uploaded the Programs from past Showcase Houses. Feel free to browse. And, the transformation videos that are shown on the shuttles are posted here, too. Get some popcorn and settle in. It’s a fascinating look back.
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