May 29, 2018, 10:08 am
By Pauline O’Connor
When it comes to outstanding period-revival architecture, Pasadena really is the golden goose that keeps on giving. Here to illustrate that point is this elegant Italian Renaissance Revival whipped up in 1924 by the dream-team firm of Reginald D. Johnson, Gordon Kaufmann, and Roland Coate.
Commissioned by the wealthy widow of Los Angeles developer Harry Gray, the Millionaire’s Row mansion’s construction was overseen by Peter and John Hall, the Stockholm-born brothers renowned for their masterful work on projects for Greene & Greene, including the Gamble House.
Adding to the pile-up of pedigrees, the home’s gardens were designed by pioneering landscape architect Katherine Bashford. (And if all those names weren’t impressive enough, the property was also the childhood home of celebrity rehab personage Dr. Drew Pinsky.)
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