Hundreds of guests walked the grounds of this 100-year-old La Cañada home, inspecting all nooks, crannies and cupboards before designers transform the property into the 2012 Pasadena Showcase House of Design, according to this You Tube video.
As reported in the Pasadena Star News, the Jan. 20 "Empty House" party for the showcse house allowed guests to scope the house in its "before" state - "before interior decorators and landscape artists upgrade, redo and sometimes, remake, the house for home tours in April and May.''
Tickets for the Apr. 15 to May 13 showing go on sale Feb. 13. Prices range from $30-$40 and may be ordered by mail -- Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, P.O. Box 80262, San Marino, CA. 91118 -- or by phone at 714-442-3872.
You may also check out the website at www.pasadenashowcase.org.