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 Elledecor.com
Roman romance :)
O my God, this place is like a dream.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much for showing so beautiful and magic place :) Greetings from Poland :)ReplyDelete
Ciesze sie, ze sie podobalo :) Pozdrawiam rowniez!Delete
To jesteś Polką?ReplyDelete
Zgadza sie :) Mieszkam w Anglii od paru lat ale przez dwadziescia kilka lat mieszkalam w Polsce!Delete
Oh wow... the second photo, the pillars, the bamboo and those wooden chairs all sold me! So beautiful! x xReplyDelete
To tym bardziej miło mi, że trafiłam na Twojego bloga. Lubię tu zaglądać :) Miłego dnia życzę.ReplyDelete
Dziekuje, bardzo mi milo :)ReplyDelete
Amazing place, love that.ReplyDelete
Ach, ale bajkowo. Aż nie chce się wierzyć, że to prawdziwy ogród :)ReplyDelete