Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts has announced the 2024 Pasadena Showcase House of Design, one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most successful home and garden tours. The house boasts a significant historic background, several storied owners and a prestigious designation as a Pasadena city landmark.
Potter Daniels Manor was built in 1902 as a graceful, shingle-style structure, but was magnificently transformed in 1922 to an English Tudor Revival Style estate, creating this resplendent, classic storybook home and earning it the city landmark designation.
Public tours of the Pasadena Showcase House will take place from April 21 through May 19. Golden tickets are now on sale.
“We are so delighted to be back in Pasadena and to be able to present such a grand and notable city landmark as our 59th Pasadena Showcase House of Design,” said Suzanne Hart, president of Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts.
Benefit Chair Dotty Ewing said about this year’s home: “It’s the quintessential Tudor-style home and it conveys such grandeur and romance that harken you back to the days of old England,” she said. “Our guests will certainly be awed by this home.”
Designed by the Postle Company of Los Angeles, builders of the Pasadena Playhouse, the majestic home is situated behind high iron gates on more than an acre of property. Its elegant façade and traditional appearance create a romantic, old-world feel, transporting its visitors to another era of elegance and enchantment.
Following four months of renovation, more than 25,000 guests will tour through the 30 interior and landscape design spaces highlighting cutting-edge trends in high style living. On site, Shops at Showcase will offer a variety of boutiques and craft merchants, as well as several on-site restaurants offering hot meals, grab-and-go snacks, as well as beer, wine and cocktails. Entertainment and programming are planned throughout the event showcasing local musicians, docent-led garden tours, special brunches, and more.
The Pasadena Showcase House of Design is the primary fundraising benefit for Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization. During the 2022-23 program year, the organization contributed $900,000 to 75 nonprofit organizations supporting music and arts programs; since 1948 it has contributed more than $25 million.
Golden tickets (valid any day or time) are now on sale and can be purchased at pasadenashowcase.org/tickets. “Insider packages” offer a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the transformation of Potter Daniels Manor with access to the Empty House Party in January and the Premiere Night Gala in April. Timed entry tickets will go on sale in early February.
Pasadena Showcase, particularly through its Gifts and Grants Program, has supported music education, scholarships, concerts, and music therapy, while continuing to support the L.A. Phil. Pasadena Showcase nurtures the study and appreciation of music among young people with its three annual music programs: the Music Mobile, which has introduced orchestral instruments to more than 130,000 third grade students; the Instrumental Competition, which has awarded more than $685,000 in monetary prizes for exceptionally talented young musicians; and the Youth Concert, which has brought nearly 255,000 fourth graders to Walt Disney Concert Hall for performances presented by the L.A. Phil.
First published in the November 17 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.