California Craft

February 3-6 2023

4 days | Max 26 guests

California Craft

West Coast Modern & Frank Lloyd Wright

Batchelder House

Friday, Feb 3, 2023

Arrive in Los Angeles and make your way to our hotel in beautiful Pasadena. In the afternoon, gather in the lobby to meet your Frank Lloyd Wright Trust tour leaders and fellow travelers. After a drive through the charming Bungalow Heaven neighborhood, visit the privately-owned Batchelder House (1910), located in the historic Arroyo Seco Historic District. The large bungalow was designed and built by Ernest A. Batchelder, a prominent leader of the Arts and Crafts Movement and a notable tile maker. In the evening, get to know your fellow travelers during our welcome dinner.
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Millard House

Saturday, Feb 4, 2023

After breakfast on your own, enjoy a private in-depth, special access tour of Greene and Greene’s masterwork, the Gamble House (1908-1909). Then take a walking tour of the surrounding neighborhood, home to other prominent Greene and Greene houses and gardens. Next, enjoy an exterior visit to the nearby Millard House (1923), Frank Lloyd Wright’s first textile-block house, which he nicknamed “La Miniatura” on account of its (2,400 sq. ft) small size. After lunch at the Huntington Library and Art Gallery, enjoy a curator-led tour of the library’s American Decorative Arts collection, which includes excellent examples of Greene & Greene and Frank Lloyd Wright furnishings. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the extensive collection—including a recently-installed 17th century Japanese house—and gardens on your own. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure. Downtown Pasadena is home to a wide variety of dining and entertainment options, all located within walking distance of the hotel.
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Hollyhock House

Sunday, Feb 5, 2023

After breakfast on your own, get ready for a full day in L.A. and Hollywood. Enjoy a VIP tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s seminal Hollyhock House (1919-21), Wright’s first project in southern California. From here, there is a view of the Ennis House across the valley. Next, drive up to the Griffith Observatory for a birds-eye view of L.A. Then, see the architectural riches of downtown L.A, including the Bradbury and Bradbury building and Frank Gehry’s Disney Auditorium. After lunch at a Hollywood institution (where Wright would have once dined), tour R.M. Schindler’s modestly scaled, yet ground-breaking Home and Studio. End the day at the Anderton Court Shops (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1952) in Beverly Hills. Return to Pasadena for some time to freshen up before for our farewell dinner.
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Monday, Feb 6, 2023

Our final day includes a visit to a privately-owned house, followed by a transfer to the Los Angeles airport.


Daily Itinerary subject to change.

WARNING: This program involves walking on steep and rocky terrain. Participants must be physically fit.

Registration Details

Journey Includes

4 Days

Three nights, double occupancy at The Westin Pasadena

4 Meals

  • 2 lunches
  • 2 dinners

10+ Tours

  • Bungalow Heaven
  • Batchelder House
  • Gamble House
  • Greene and Greene historic neighborhood walking tour
  • Millard house (exterior)
  • Huntington Library and Art Gallery
  • Hollyhock House
  • Bradbury & Bradbury
  • Walt Disney Auditorium (exterior)
  • R.M. Schindler Home and Studio
  • Anderton Court Shops

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  • All guides, lecturers and entrance fees
  • Transfers by luxury motorcoach
  • Airport transfer to Los Angeles International Airport on February 6

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