“Who is Sam Maloof?”,
was a question several Tour participants asked prior to
this Foothill hosted gathering.
Once our tour of this mans home began, it became
very evident that we were in the presence of a
Sam, who is now 92, and still producing furniture
in the shop on the same grounds as his house,
demonstrates a skill which very few people fail to
the lack of square corners, everything is custom.
The Maloof home, which was moved about 8 years
ago, was about to be demolished because the New 210
Freeway was going through his living room when, after
being placed on the Register of Historic places, it was
decided the structure would be moved “up the road” to
another 6-acre location (1000 ft. higher in elevation).
The house was systematically disassembled and
moved in sections, which is the way Sam Maloof
originally built the place (in rooms as money became
Although pictures were not
allowed inside the house, below are pictures of many of
the wood furniture treasurers obtained from your editors
son-in-law who took the same tour in 2006, and he was
allowed to take pictures.
Also, being on a weekday, Mr. Maloof wandered in
from his shop a visited with the visitors.
The State also built Mr. Maloof’s new residence
which is on the new property.