Jill Alison Ganon and Sandy Gillis

ISBN: 978-0975393932$39.95

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At Home Pasadena is the first book to showcase the range and diversity of the San Gabriel Valley’s exceptional homes and gardens. With lush color photographs and evocative text, At Home Pasadena celebrates how Pasadenans live at home—where they cook, eat, sleep, work, play, socialize, garden, grow, learn, collect, retreat, dress, bathe and even save the world. The homes reflect the architectural richness of Pasadena and her design-loving neighbors, including Altadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre and San Marino. You’ll step inside much more than the Arts & Crafts bungalows that have brought these communities international fame—there are midcentury moderns both grand and small, kitchen gardens and rose gardens, a clean-lined loft and a rustic rental cottage, a Wallace Neff hacienda and a Madison Heights colonial, a sustainable mini-farm and an historic observatory/home . . . and many, many more.


The Authors

Jill Alison Ganon is a co-author of Hometown Pasadena and the author of several books for HarperCollins, including Twins! Pregnancy, Birth and the First Year of Life. A former managing editor of American Bungalow, she lives in an Arts & Crafts house in Southwest Pasadena.

Sandy Gillis is a co-author of Hometown Pasadena as well as a wholesale florist, garden consultant and all-around horticulturist. She lives in Altadena, where she grows roses and raises chickens and children (not necessarily in that order).

The Foreword Author

David R. Brown is the executive director of Descanso Gardens and former president of Art Center College of Design. A contributor to the book Descanso: An Urban Oasis Revealed (Balcony Press), he lives with his family in a Greene & Greene house in Pasadena.

The Photographers

Jennifer Cheung is a third-generation commercial photographer and graduate of Art Center College of Design. Some of her clients include Garden Design, AOL, Sunset and Behr Paints. She and her partner, Steven Nilsson, work together on various editorial and advertising projects.

Steven Nilsson was born and raised in Minneapolis and came west to attend Art Center College of Design. Some of his clients include Travel & LeisureLos Angeles and MGM. He and his partner, Jennifer Cheung, often collaborate on assignments. They live in Pasadena’s Bungalow Heaven neighborhood.

The Designer

James Barkley is a Pasadena native, an Art Center College of Design graduate and the series designer for Prospect Park’s Hometown books. His client list includes the Walt Disney Company, the International Olympic Committee, ESPN and the Los Angeles Public Library. The author of the book and model portfolio Eames House works in L.A.’s Chinatown.