The 2020 Pasadena
Showcase House of Design

Ultimate Viewpoints:56



The 2020 Pasadena Showcase House of Design will be presented as Ultimate Viewpoints:56, which is currently in production. We hope all who take this state-of-the-art 360˚ interactive experience enjoy this unique perspective and expansive look into one of Southern California’s design treasures, our annual Showcase House. Immerse yourself in an interactive 360˚ viewing environment you control, safe at home from your own computer.  Explore all the design elements of each room, in detail, and at your own pace.

Current ticket holders will receive free access to Ultimate Viewpoints:56. Please check your email in the coming weeks for further information. There is nothing you need to do at this time. All others, sign up at the bottom of the page under Stay Connected to receive the latest news about purchasing tickets.


We're pleased to announce the
2020 Pasadena Showcase House of Design

We're pleased to announce the fall unveiling of the 2020 Showcase House. Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts has selected Locke House – a 1937 Federal-country estate designed by Hollywood’s society architect, Gerard R. Colcord, to be the 2020 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. Situated on park-like grounds, Locke House is a 6,700 square-foot two-story family home that features six bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Prominent features of the home include brick veneer on the walls of the main block, wood shingles on the walls of the two end wings, elongated windows at the first level, small dormers with circular head windows on the second floor, and a Georgian-style broken pediment crowns the front door.

According to Bret Parsons, architectural expert and historian who has authored several books including Colcord: Home, the Locke House was inspired by country houses built in the eastern United States between 1776-1820. Named after America’s first political party, Federal-style design was derived from Greek and Roman architecture to embody the ideals of Greek democracy and the Roman Republic.


Hidden Oasis – 2019 Pasadena Showcase House of Design – California Waterscapes

About the
Showcase House

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

2020 Designers


Ammie Kim Interior Design

Dining Room

ASID – Pasadena Chapter

Pool House Lounge

Christine Jahan Designs

Entry, Foyer & Main Staircase

Courtney Thomas Design

Mudroom, Laundry & Pet Bath

Cozy Stylish Chic

Breakfast & Morning Room

Fiona Lau Interiors, Inc.

Family Room

Four Point Design Build, Inc.

Butler’s Pantry & Kitchen

Ilustracion by Jake

Upper Laundry & Craft

Janine Gregory Designs

Millennial Suite

Kassy Company

Jack & Jill Bathroom

Louise O’Malley Inc.

Loggia Sun Porch

Pamela Sandall Design

Office Suite

Parker West Interiors


Organized Garage Solutions


SH Interiors

Sophisticated Girl’s Room

Studio Jhoiey

Master Suite

Studio Palomino & Design Source Collective

Live/Work Loft

Whelan Design House

Boy’s Bedroom


California Waterscapes

Sun Patio & Stream

The Garden Natives

Circular Entry Garden

Pacific Outdoor Living


Shari Tipich Decorative Design & Artistry

Bella Notte Loggia
& Cottage Rhapsody


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.

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. 

For 2020 we selected Sierra Fusion and Executive Chef Edward Ungrue, along with Joseph Ungrue and Christina Duarte, have been selected to cater the Restaurant at Showcase. These local restaurateurs and caterers, are known for superb sushi and delicious culinary creations. 

Shops at Showcase


Unique jewelry offered by Designer Sterling in the Shops at Showcase.

There is literally something for everyone! A delightful part of the Showcase experience is visiting the Shops at Showcase.

These shops are made up of merchants who have been carefully selected to offer guests a variety of merchandise with a broad range of price points. The shops often include French linens from Provence, handcrafted designer jewelry, a selection of delectable edibles for the gourmet and innovative home décor.

The shops are a great place to buy for holidays, birthdays and other special celebrations. Guests appreciate that 25% of the purchase price is considered a charitable contribution. PSHA provides guests with receipts for tax purposes.

By purchasing items from this fascinating marketplace, part of the proceeds will fund programs that PSHA underwrites. The success of the Showcase House has enabled us to make cumulative donations of more than $23 million to support music and the arts through the years.

Each year, 20 to 35 vendors are invited to participate, depending on the amount of available space. There is a participation fee depending on the booth size. Depending on the venue, the Shops at Showcase can be in one large tent or individual festival tents. PSHA arranges for and pays for the tents, utilities, security, and staffs the checkout booth. PSHA accepts all credit cards, debit cards and cash.

We truly appreciate the efforts of the twenty-six vendors who worked with us on this year's Shops at Showcase!

Showcase Houses

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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