Sanborn House


The Sanborn House is Greene & Greene’s first significant residential project in Pasadena, and home to Architecture for Education. Built in 1903 when much of Pasadena was planted in orange groves, the Sanborn House is the ‘original Craftsman’. The house showcases the beginnings of the Craftsman style and has earned local historical registry and recognition. The A4E team worked diligently to bring this former residence into the 21st century, while honoring – and replicating wherever possible – all of its signature details. A4E’s restoration and renovation efforts began in March, 2010. Neglected for decades, the house first required a complete seismic retrofit, followed by installations of new plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems. Complete exterior and interior renovations and refinishing were also accomplished, in time for occupancy in October, 2010. The Sanborn House is once again the pleasant, sunlit place the Greene brothers intended it to be – and a uniquely beautiful home for the A4E team.

Project Type: Renovation / Modernization
Building Area: 4,456 sf
Cost: $2,000,000
Completed: 2010