The 2020 Pasadena Showcase House of Design was inspired by country houses built in the eastern United States between 1776 to 1820. The Federal-style estate was built in 1937 and designed by architect, Gerald R. Colcord. Sited on park-like grounds, it is a 6,700-square-foot family home that features brick veneers, dormers with circular head windows on the second floor, and a broken pediment that crowns the front door.
One of the oldest and largest house and garden tours in the nation, the Pasadena Showcase House of Design is the annual benefit of the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, an all-volunteer organization. Proceeds help fund three annual music programs, plus award gifts and grants to other nonprofit organizations that provide music programs including music therapy, music education, scholarships, and the underwriting of concerts.