Built in 1900, The Lassie House is a Historic Landmark and is one of the largest & most beautiful homes in Pomona and can uniquely host weddings, corporate events and family vacations. It was also the childhood home of Jon Provost, famously known as ‘Timmy”, from the Television Series Lassie!
In 1927, the home was relocated from near Garey Avenue and Holt Boulevard in Pomona to its present location. The house was moved on rollers pulled along by a team of mules. Jon Provost, aka Timmy, lived here from 1955 to 1960 with his parents and brother and sister. It was during this time that he would go back and forth to Hollywood acting in his starring role in Lassie. While Jon lived here, he had horses, goats, chickens and even the baby puppy of the original Lassie.
The house is over 7,000 square feet and has eight bathrooms and eight bedrooms on half an acre. Ray and Michelle Adamyk, the current owners, purchased the home in 2017 and extensively restored it to its original condition. The original horse carriage house, has been turned into a bathhouse with two restrooms. Behind the bathhouse are lockers and hot showers. In the back restroom of the bathhouse is a reminder of Jon’s dog chewing on the door frame.
In the bathroom upstairs next to Jon’s childhood bedroom, was uncovered original wallpaper of children playing cowboys and Indians.
Extensive restoration includes, The Lassie Library/Museum with photos and information on Lassie & Timmy. Also, the famous Lassie Well in front of the house, built on the spot where there was an existing well, coming down from Mt Baldy, to water the orange groves.
As well, remnants of the well have been preserved and are located in the front of the house and used as planters. The farmhouse kitchen has a beautiful replica of a fourteen-seat farm table. The Great Room has a mural painting on the round arched ceiling depicting morning and evening of the first day. The mural was created by Mr. Adamyk, President of Spectra Company. Spectra is largest preservation company in the Western United States. Muralists from the United States, Canada and France were commissioned for the art. The name of the mural is “In the Pond” There are other murals and decorative paintings throughout the house. Many stain glass features were also added to compliment the existing features of the house.
The children’s favorite is Lassie at the Well located in the Museum. The house has an original working fireplace.
The Knights of the Round Table has a most elaborate ceiling mural depicting medieval knights and crosses and a gothic light fixture. There are also crests from family origins on the ceiling beams from England and Scotland.
The exterior, hosts The Pomona Beach complete with sand and a Huntington Beach look fire pit.
The oversized spa and pool better known and the Lassie Pond have features of waterfalls and the feel of being in the mountain canyons with a stream. The back courtyard is complete with double oversized BBQs & fridge. The theater and game room below the guest house are complete with an 80-inch TV with surround sound throughout the courtyard area complete with a wet bar & fridge. There are seating and lounge areas throughout. The auto court is also used as an additional area for parties and hosting. This would not be the Lassie house without Timmy, our rough collie, “Lassie Dog”. We also have the farm; Goats, chickens, peacocks, rabbits, roller-homer pigeons and two desert tortoises make up the family. The exterior landscape is beautiful with an organic garden and an orchard of fifteen fruit trees.