As a part of our Cultural Camaraderie program, the Berbay team was fortunate to take a tour of the famous Gamble House. The three-story home in Pasadena, California was originally intended as a winter residence for Mary and David Gamble of Procter & Gamble. After buying the lot in June 1907, the Gambles commissioned architects Greene & Greene to design their home.
The home remained in the Gamble family until 1966, when it was turned over to the city of Pasadena in a joint agreement with the University of Southern California (USC) School of Architecture. Today, two USC students live in the house full time.
During the tour, I was in awe of all of the custom-built furniture and foreign features that the family fell in love with during their travels – like the glass Tree of Life design on the front door, which takes inspiration from the family’s time in Japan. Many of the home’s features are preserved in their natural form, from the original fixtures to the rugs – standing the test of time a century later.
Berbay’s recently launched its Cultural Camaraderie program with a focus on exploring the vibrant culture that is Los Angeles as a stimulus for innovative thinking and creativity, as well as encouraging team building.