Wednesday 28 March 2012

Amazing garden in Los Angeles

Today I dream about this enchanting place located in Los Angeles.

This amazing 1920s villa belongs to Richard Shapiro, an antiques dealer and designer of a home-furnishings line.

But this post is not about the house, this time it's all about the garden! Richard didn't want a typical LA style villa so he created something far more interesting - this fantastical garden surrounding the house! I think it's the most beautiful garden I've seen in a long time with the Roman columns, marble lions and tall ficus hedges. It has that mystery feel of a secret garden with all the labyrinths and ivy.

At the far end of the pool there's a full-scale replica of the portico of Andrea Palladio's Villa Chiericati. Palladio was an architect born in 1508 in the Republic of Venice, who is widely considered to be the most influential individual in the history of Western architecture. Truly magical!

 Photos by Miguel Flores-Vianna for

Roman romance :)


  1. Thank you very much for showing so beautiful and magic place :) Greetings from Poland :)

    1. Ciesze sie, ze sie podobalo :) Pozdrawiam rowniez!

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    1. Zgadza sie :) Mieszkam w Anglii od paru lat ale przez dwadziescia kilka lat mieszkalam w Polsce!

  3. Oh wow... the second photo, the pillars, the bamboo and those wooden chairs all sold me! So beautiful! x x

  4. To tym bardziej miło mi, że trafiłam na Twojego bloga. Lubię tu zaglądać :) Miłego dnia życzę.

  5. Dziekuje, bardzo mi milo :)

  6. Amazing place, love that.


  7. Ach, ale bajkowo. Aż nie chce się wierzyć, że to prawdziwy ogród :)