Nestled in the foothills of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, Glendora is located about 27 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. From stately Queen Anne homes and cozy turn-of-the-century bungalows to prestigious hillside estates and modern mansions on oak- and palm-lined streets, the family-friendly city—beloved for its consistently high-ranking school district—has a small town feel. Its charming downtown Village is home to dozens of restaurants and shops such as Crust & Crumble Bakery (locals refer to it as “the candy store”) and the interior design boutique, Lorisa Gardens. Don’t miss Rubel Castle, considered the first major recycling project in the U.S., built out of concrete and repurposed materials such as bottles and bedsprings (Prince Phillip and Henry Kissinger are past visitors).
By Jenny Xie Built in 1963 by architect John Andre Gougeon, this two-bedroom, three-bath property in Glendora, California, embodies the trajectory of postwar architecture in the East San Gabriel Valley. Gougeon, known for designing the curved, concrete Pasadena Presbyterian Church, studied under Conrad Buff, Cal Straub, and Donald Hensmen at the University of Southern California,... Keep reading →
By Bianca Barragan This delightful midcentury modern take on the ranch house was designed by architect John Andre Gougeon, whose other notable works include the fantastic 1975 Pasadena Presbyterian Church on Colorado Boulevard. Located in the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, the two-bedroom house was built in 1963. It was designed to be part... Keep reading →