"True to the Arts and Crafts tradition, this wonderful video celebrates craftsmen as well as academics and architects." - Ann Scheid, Archivist, Greene & Greene Archives.
Produced, directed and written by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jon Wilkman, this one-hour documentary follows the fascinating process of restoring the exterior of one of America's greatest architectural treasures, the Gamble House, designed in 1908 by the architect brothers Charles and Henry Greene.
Built in Pasadena, California for the family of David B. Gamble, heir to the Procter & Gamble soap fortune, the Gamble House has been called "the ultimate bungalow" and an Arts and Crafts masterpiece. After almost a century of exposure to sun, wind and rain, the home was in serious need of restoration. In response, $3.5 million was raised, supporting six years of research and planning, and finally more than a year of painstaking hands-on work.
This video captures all of the passion, dedication and expertise that set a new standard for state-of-the art architectural preservation and restoration.