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Mrs. Louise T. Halsted House
Pasadena, California, 1905
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Mrs. Louise T. Halsted House
Pasadena, California

In the winter of 1905, Charles and Henry Greene designed a home for Mrs. Louise T. Halsted and her husband S. Hazard Halsted, President of the Pasadena Ice Company. This house was the seventh for the Greenes in the Park Place development and the character of the neighborhood was beginning to be set by their “woodsy aesthetic.” The Halsted house was one of their smaller designs: a one-and-a-half story bungalow with one bedroom and sun porch upstairs. Dark shaded privacy on the terrace was created by the deep overhang of the eaves along the front elevation of the house. The living room was the largest single space in the bungalow. A fireplace and inglenook bench dominated the room, and the ceiling was patterned with bands of dark-toned wood. The dining room and living room were separated with double glass doors to give the small house a continuous open space from one end of the house to the other. Small alterations were made in 1910 and an addition was put on in 1912. The Greenes constructed a garage in 1914, and 1915 saw alterations to the west bedrooms, dining room, and the addition of a trellis.