John is currently working on restoring the Jennie Reeve house in Long Beach http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jennie_A._Reeve_House.jpg. It is an earlier Greene and Greene house whose most famous work is probably the Gamble House in Pasadena http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamble_House_%28Pasadena,_California%29.
As part of his job restoring the Reeve house, John's boss paid for a 3 hour tour of the Gamble house, focusing specifically on the wood working. I got to tag along.
It was an amazing tour with the incredible craftsmanship in every facet of the largely original Gamble house. Unfortunately there was no photography allowed inside...doh!!...since the detailing in the floors, the ceilings, the paneling, the tables, chairs, drawers, cupboards etc etc was just insane.
I won't go into the fact that I disagreed with the tour host's response to my question about the relative architectural influences underlying the Greene and Greene architecture (Asian vs Arts and Crafts), but I did of course unleash the trigger finger outside...(as always click on photos to enlarge).