The rain that pounded the Southland on April 13 did not douse the high spirits of the guests who waded through the puddles to arrive at the 48th Pasadena Showcase House of Design.
In fact, more than 200 guests in formal attire came to take a first glance at the grand La Cañada Flintridge mansion that was built in 1927 in a Spanish Colonial Revival style.
I think this old house and its first owners, Margaret Kinkelin Robbins and her husband Hunter Savidge Robbins, would have been very excited to welcome these well-dressed guests to their beautiful home for a house-warming party. Margaret's second husband, Donald Neuman, probably would have loved to challenge some of the ladies and gents to a hot game of ping-pong in the basement.
Greeting the crowd at the mansion's front door (just one of many beautifully crafted doors in the house) were Donna Gotch, benefit chair of this Showcase House production, and Beverly Marksbury, president of the organization.