Lonely Planet review
It’s the exquisite attention to detail that impresses most at the Gamble House, a 1908 masterpiece of craftsman architecture built by Charles and Henry Greene for Proctor & Gamble–heir David Gamble. The entire home is a work of art, its foundation, furniture and fixtures all united by a common design and theme inspired by its Southern California environs.
Note sleeping porches, iridescent stained glass and subtle appearances of the Gamble family’s rose and crane crest.
Other Greene and Greene homes, including Charles Greene’s former private residence (368 Arroyo Tce), line nearby Arroyo Tce and Grand Ave. Pick up a self-guided walking-tour pamphlet at the Gamble House bookstore.