Iconic Craftsman : The Gamble House
The Gamble House, is an iconic Anerican Craftsman home located in Pasadena, California .
Constructed in 1908–1909 as a home for David B. Gamble, son of the Proctor and Gamble founder James Gamble, it is today a US National Historic Landmark ( 1977), and open to the public for tours and events.
In 1966, the Gamble family turned the house over to the city of Pasadena in a joint agreement with the University of Southern California (USC) School of Architecture
Today, two 5th-year USC architecture students live in the house full-time; the selected students change annually.
The three-story house displays influences of traditional Japanese aesthetics and a California spaciousness focused on the use of natural materials, attention to detail, and craftsmanship.
The rooms of the home were built using multiple kinds of woods. Teak , maple , oak, cedar , and mahogany surfaces are placed in sequences to bring out contrasts of color, tone, and grain.