Tuesday, October 16, 2012

'Pasadena Progressive' Doug Ewing home tour Oct. 27

Inspired by the richness of Pasadena’s architectural history and styles, Doug Ewing creates stunning contemporary residences in his unique “Pasadena Progressive” style. Pasadena Museum of History is proud to collaborate with Ewing Architects to present an extraordinary home tour opportunity on Saturday, October 27, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
This self-drive tour features five Ewing-designed homes that illustrate the architect's award-winning "Pasadena Progressive" style, including Ewing's own residence. Ewing architects will be on hand at each of the five homes to describe architectural details and answer questions. Participants may visit the homes in any order. Refreshments will be available at the day-of-event ticket sales home (in Pasadena) throughout the day, culminating with a a wine and cheese reception with Doug Ewing beginning at 2:00 pm
Since founding Ewing Architects in 1972, Doug has maintained a regionally recognized architectural practice known for its diversity of design and experience with numerous different project types. Ewing Architects was recently named Best Architect in Pasadena Weekly’s 2012 Best of Pasadena competition. In addition to private properties, the diverse projects Ewing Architects have completed include designer Ralph Lauren’s private residence/ranch in Colorado; the South Pasadena Library Renovation & Senior Center Expansion; numerous buildings at CalTech, UCLA & USC; the Grand Canyon Lodge, Arizona; Cypress Ridge Golf Resort in Arroyo Grande, CA; Mammoth Mountain Inn Renovation; the Agassi Stadium Center and Tennis Pavilion at Home Depot Center; new Sanctuary and other facilities at Neighborhood Church, Pasadena; Mike and Anne’s Restaurant, South Pasadena; Victoria Gardens, Rancho Cucamonga; and numerous structures at MCA/Universal City, including the Moulin Rouge and Hardrock Cafes.  (Please see below for a biography of Doug Ewing.)
The featured tour homes include:
·         Pasadena Home #1: This 100% renovation and expansion of a one-story mid- century hillside house into a 3,000 square foot two-story post & beam house was completed in 2008, and received an AIA Design Award and seven National Awards. This house has been published in several magazines including Architectural Record and Architectural Leaders Today. Complex detailing and numerous furniture pieces by Ewing complete the project.
·         Pasadena Home #2: This 6,636 square foot contemporary post & beam and glass structure is an example of complex detailing and an indoor/outdoor courtyard open plan utilizing all corners of the site. Numerous sustainable features are included in the design including day lighting and an 11.34 KW solar electrical system.
·         Pasadena Home #3: This 4,500 square foot house is an example of Ewing’s Pasadena Progressive Arts & Crafts inspired aesthetic. The house emulates forms of the Arts & Crafts movement without replicating in detail, creating a much simpler, but still visually stimulating environment. The house has a concrete “matt” foundation that floats on the muddy soil surrounding Johnson Lake.
·         San Marino Home: Designed in 2002, this 7,500 square foot estate property combines forms from the Arts & Crafts movement with Monterey and Spanish eclectic elements to create a Pasadena Progressive aesthetic and includes seven custom furniture pieces designed by Ewing. This private project has been published in the book, “Dream Homes of Los Angeles.”
·         Sierra Madre Home: The owners wanted a Santa Fe experience in Sierra Madre, and Ewing designed just that. The old house on site was demolished; saving only one wall and the pool. The house and environment feel like you are in a canyon in Santa Fe.
This event will take place rain or shine. Addresses to the five homes will be provided upon receipt of your reservation. Purchase tickets at the door day of event only at 1260 La Loma Road, Pasadena 91105.

Tickets: In advance: PMH Members $35; Non-Members $40. At the door: PMH Members $40; Non-Members $45. Reservations recommended. For phone reservations, please call 626.577.1660, ext. 10. To purchase tickets online, visit http://ewinghometour.brownpapertickets.com/

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