June 29, 2018, 11:52 am
By Philip Ferrato
Where: 1413 Wentworth Avenue, Oak Knoll, Pasadena
Other cottages had been built during the 1920s in the hotel’s classic Pasadena Mission Style, but this one, built in 1948, is very much in the spirit of William Wurster, the Northern California architect best known for designing exquisitely (and expensive) simple homes for the modest rich. At some point in the late 1980s, most of the cottages were sold off (during the hotel’s post-earthquake hiatus, demolition, and reconstruction) and incorporated into the historic Oak Knoll neighborhood.
In this U-shaped structure of painted stucco, board-and-batten, and softly glowing, white interiors, the classic Mid-Century California Rancho aesthetic has been both preserved and enhanced.
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