Built in 1900, The Lassie House is a Historic Landmark and is one of the largest & most beautiful homes in Pomona, California 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, brother and sister. It was during this time that he would commute 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 grandeur. The original horse carriage, 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 collie 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.
You will also see a bronze status of Lassie and a plaque commemorating the dedication of the home as a historic landmark.
As well, remnants of the well have been preserved and are located in the front of the house and used as planters.
In the Great Room is a hidden window that once looked outside, but now sits behind a kitchen wall. A mural depicting songbirds has been outfitted as Trompe-l’oeil behind the window.
The farmhouse kitchen has a beautiful replica of a fourteen-seat farm table.
The Great Room, mural below was designed by Mr. Adamyk, President of Spectra Company, one of the largest preservation company in the United States. Muralists from the United States, Canada and France were commissioned for the work “In the Pond” depicting morning and evening of the first day.
There are other murals and decorative paintings throughout the house.
Many stain glass features were also added to complement the existing features of the house, including “The Lassie Well” and “The Tree of Life” by renowned stain glass artist Bera Stain Glass from San Diego.
The house has an original working fireplace. Photos below are from 1937 and 2021.
The Knights of the Round Table room, has a most elaborate ceiling mural depicting medieval knights, 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 as 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. Courtyard A has capacity for 125.
Courtyard B is also used as an additional area for parties and hosting. Seating capacity for 150.
We also have the farm; Nigerian Dwarf Goats, chickens, peacocks, Porky the miniature pig, rabbits, guinea pigs and two desert tortoises make up the family.
The exterior landscape is beautiful with an organic garden and an orchard of fifteen fruit trees. Of course, this would not be the Lassie house without Timmy, our rough collie, “The Lassie Dog”.