An Amble through the Gamble

An Amble through the Gamble


The architectural brethren team of Greene and Greene, created (with the expertise of many) this magnificent Arts and Crafts masterpiece in Pasadena, Ca,  for the Gamble family, of Proctor and Gamble fame.  The Gambles lived there three months out of the year.

On Tuesdays, starting at 11:30am, you can bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy in the Gamble gardens behind the house, and then take a short (planned for 20 minutes!) tour of its first floor, for $5.00.

As many other of Pasadena’s wonders, such as the Norton Simon Museum, are closed on Tuesdays, this mini-tour is a wonderful option. And, the gardens are lovely…tables are set up for ease of dining.  Out tour was composed of several other travelers, passing though town.

An expanse of green/Greene lawn stretches between the main house and what used to be the garage, and is now

the wondrous bookstore.  Fascinating and beautiful both outside,

and in,  the temptation to browse for hours may very well descend upon you.  Delightful gifts may be found within its walls.

Indeed, the whole experience is a gift, one of many that Pasadena offers.

Stay tuned for the next post, in which I will share some of the marvelous architectural details  and accoutrements, of  The Gamble House!    Gambling on the Gamble…you can bet on it!!!

Have You ever visited The Gamble House, seen the work of Greene and Greene, or other Arts and Crafts buildings?

If so, please share about it with us here.  We love to hear from You.

Remember, we are all ambling and gambling our way through this thing called Life, together.  Happy Trails!