THE PROPERTY AT 880
The property at 880 is a quaint, historical Craftsman home built in 1914 with a backyard garden urban oasis. The 3 bedroom-2 bathroom house, with its spacious upstairs loft studio, sits on a 9,344 sq ft lot—providing plenty of space to work, play, doodle, write, read or just relax with a morning cup of coffee and observe the active backyard birdlife.
Common areas include a sunlit parlor/reading room and dining nook, a living room, kitchen, laundry facilities, an expansive deck with an outdoor living room and dining area, and a generous yard.
RETREAT and RESEARCH & PRACTICE RESIDENTS will have access to a private bedroom and a small private bathroom, plus the common areas listed above.
PARENT AND CHILD RESIDENTS will have access to a private 2-room suite inside the house with a conjoining en-suite bathroom, plus the common areas listed above.
STAFF live on property and will share the use of common areas.
Residents are free to use the upstairs loft studio or any shared area of the house for your research and practice, including the backyard and garden. For complete privacy, the upstairs loft is a wonderful place to work. It is a spacious dry studio with ample sunlight during the day. The loft studio is an unfinished space with insulated ceilings, exposed rafters, and sub flooring. It is a raw space that invites experimentation.
There is wifi connectivity throughout the property and electrical outlets throughout the house as well as outdoors.
PARENT AND CHILD PROGRAM: Your child's classes will take place on property and will also utilize the shared spaces listed above. We will also take field trips that take advantage of off-site locations. When we're at 880, we will try to plan around your use of the facilities so you and your fellow can work, free of distractions. We will never conduct your child's classes in the upstairs loft studio or in your guest suite. These are your spaces to utilize as you wish during your stay.
We have the following equipment on-site:
- color ink jet printer/scanner/copier
- projector & screen
- TV monitor
- bluetooth speaker
- hand tools
- Canon DSLR
- sewing machine
If there is equipment you need that we do not have, we may be able to partner with local organizations or borrow from one of our many local resources.
LIBRARY & ART COLLECTION
The Residency Project offers a small-but-growing collection of art history and contemporary theory books. This reference library is made readily available to our artists-in-residence. We also have a small-but-growing art collection. This collection is made available as a resource to our artists-in-residence and to members of the general public through rotating exhibitions at the residency space.
Residents are encouraged to make use of the facilities available to you at 880, but are also encouraged to venture off property to take full advantage of the plethora of resources available in Pasadena and nearby areas. For example, 880 is located within a short radius of many of Southern California's most notable arts and cultural institutions, including:
- the Huntington Library and Gardens
- Armory Center for the Arts
- Norton Simon Museum
- Art Center
- NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
- Pasadena Museum of California Art
- USC Pacific Asia Museum
- LA Arboretum
- and countless others!
880 is also less than 15 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, and there is a public transit line that can pick you up just blocks from the house and take you into the heart of the DTLA Arts District.
Parking on the property at 880 is not available for our residents due to the set-up of our tandem driveway. Fortunately, there is ample street parking!
The City of Pasadena requires a permit to park overnight on the street, so we will inquire about your vehicle details if you plan on having a car at 880.
There are many other ways to get to/from 880 and around the surrounding area, so a car is not completely necessary. In fact we highly encourage the use of public transit, bike shares, and ride shares, and can provide you with information about these resources.