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|Architect||Greene and Greene||
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|Location||Pasadena, California map|
|Construction System||wood, platform framing|
|Style||Arts and Crafts|
|Notes||superb craft work, Arts and Crafts Movement exemplar|
|Discussion||Gamble House Commentary
"The best preserved of all the Greenes' fine works is the David B. Gamble residence on Westmoreland Place, Pasadena. Very little has been changed since the original construction. Furniture, carpets, lighting fixtures, silverware, picture frames, linen, etc., all designed for the house by the brothers, remain in excellent condition. Here was the refined application of the sleeping porch, which became the most dramatic element of the house. No detail was left to the discretion of the carpenter; every peg, oak wedge, downspout, air vent, opening and fixture was designed into the whole. The interiors were paneled throughout in mahogany. The elaborate stained glass detail in the lighting fixtures were designed by Charles Greene and executed by Judson Studios."
Esther McCoy. Five California Architects. p112-3.
Sources on Gamble House
Edward R. Ford. The Details of Modern Architecture. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1990. ISBN 0-262-06121-X. LC 89-31772. NA2840.F67 1989. drawing of wall section at front bedroom detail, p140. other details, discussion, p140-153. Highly recommended for serious observers, and available at Amazon.com
Esther McCoy. Five California Architects. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1960. ISBN 0-275-46690-6. NA730.C2M3. p112-113.
Esther McCoy. Five California Architects. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1975. plan drawing, p118.
William S. Saunders. Modern ArchitecturePhotographs by Ezra Stoller. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1990. ISBN 0-8109-3816-2. exterior photo, p18. interior photo, p19. A wonderful & inspiring book of beautiful photographs by the master of architectural photography.
Marcus Whiffen and Frederick Koeper. American Architecture, Volume 2. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1984. exterior photo, f255, p317. plan drawing, f256, p317. An excellent survey of American architecture. Reprint Edition available at Amazon.com
Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.
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