Woman’s Club Tour Recap

The view from a home on the Woman’s Home Tour is spectacular.


Exceptional Homes on Woman’s Club Tour

Three sets of Pacific Palisades residents supported nonprofits in the community by opening their homes for the 33rd Annual Woman’s Club Home Tour.

The tour, which had to be postponed in November because of the Woolsey fire, took place last Sunday. The money raised from ticket sales is given out by the Woman’s Club as grants to numerous worthy causes.

More than 400 people visited the three homes and a bonus room during the day. At each home, members of the Woman’s Club were stationed in each room to answer questions and point out interesting details.

Home Built in 1947

Violin players entertained visitors during the home tour. Photo: Courtesy of Woman’s Club

The 1947 home not only had a spectacular view of Santa Monica Bay, but an interior that featured some interesting Scandanavian pieces.

Carole Decombe, who is renting the home, has a Parisian gallery and also a gallery on Melrose Avenue. As a collector, she selects rare 18th-20th century Scandinavian furniture. On her website (Galeriecaroledecombe.com), she writes: “I am fascinated with the creative process and the narrative behind it–the core of craftsmanship. Artwork represented in my gallery showcases the refinement of authentic hand-made objects of art. My collaboration with the artists all encompassing and informs my vision as a gallerist.”

The interior of the 1947 house has floor to ceiling windows. Carole Decombe (left), who leases the home,  chats with Woman’s Club President Robin Weitz (red apron).
Photo: Courtesy of Woman’s Club

This is the backyard of the 1947 house.


An exceptional Craftsman home was even more fascinating on the inside. The master bathroom had a curved sink, giving the appearance of a wave, fixtures in the shape of bamboo and a round soaking tub. The architect was Beckmeyer Carver Architects and the decorator was Jane Burbank. The yard was imaginatively done by landscape architect Jill Sullivan.

Formal dining room in the craftsman house is filled with light.

There was interesting hardware on the kitchen cupboards in this craftsman house.


Charlie Kogen, a senior at Harvard Westlake entertained visitors at the modern home.

The third home can be seen in Luxe 2019 Magazine and will also be featured on NBC Open House (with filming taking place this Thursday). One interesting feature is mitered windows on the corners, which provided unlimited views.

In the master bedroom, there is a ceiling to floor bookshelf—but with a twist. It opens and provides a “secret” passageway to an office. Architect May Sung of SUBU Design Architecture designed the modern home in the shape of an H, with two arms connected by a “bridge.” The bridge or middle of the home allows a living room to open up to the patio and the space flows between the in and outside.


Finally, a modular home was placed in the Palisades High School parking lot. According to Product Manager Rico Jaeggi, these buildings can be built as an office, a small granny flat or even a place for the in-laws. The studio/home can be designed and installed per the backyard property size. Visit cover.build/ and feed in an address to see what size home can be put on the property.



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