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Charles J. Willett House
Pasadena, California, 1904
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C.J. Willett House
Pasadena, California

Judge Charles Willett served as the attorney for Alice Greene and her sisters in their father’s probate case. In 1904, the Greenes designed a unique “T” plan house for the Willett family for Pasadena. The initial design, which was never built, had characteristics of Charles and Alice Greene’s own home four lots to the west, including an upper-story octagonal tower, which on the Judge’s plans was transformed into bedrooms on both levels. Judge Charles Willett returned to the Greenes in 1905, to design a rental property. It is a well-proportioned, attractive design and after construction, was often reproduced in national publications and became a popular model for other small houses.