Placed along one of the classic arroyos in Pasadena California, this architect-designed home was built in the 1920s along the lines of a classic Italian Villa.

At its center, the home wraps its arms around a cool piazza replete with splashing fountains and lounge areas with the family living primarily on the second floor.

The color scheme is bold and intense and reflects the strong colors and vitality of a Mediterranean lifestyle.

In keeping with a grand tour aesthetic, the home is a mix of English and I Italian Antiques with a cacophony of bright colors and rich textures.

The clients have an extensive collection of operatic scores from many notable composers which serves as inspiration for this dramatic Italian Villa.