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Photograph of exterior of Eaton House and driveway, located in Hope Ranch neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California.

Photograph of the exterior of Eaton House with landscaping.

Photograph of the exterior and porch of Eaton House, located in the Hope Ranch neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California.

Photograph of the exterior of the A.K. Bourne house from the street.

Photo of tiled courtyard at the A.K. Bourne House in San Marino, California.

Photograph of loggia with cherub fountain.

Photograph of entrance court in the Marion and Thomson House located in Beverly Hills, California. Architect Wallace Neff built this home for screenwriter Frances Marion and her actor husband Fred Thomson.

Photograph of exterior stairwell with driveway

Photo of exterior of house with chimney.

Photograph of the fountain and archway in the house built for scriptwriter-actor couple Frances Marion and Fred Thomson by architect Wallace Neff in Beverly Hills, California.

Photo of exterior of Eaton house with landscaping, located in Hope Ranch neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California.

Photo of the interior of the entrance hall.

Photograph of the side exterior of the A.K. Bourne house in San Marino, California.

Photo of exterior of the A.K. Bourne house from the lawn.

Photo of the exterior and patio of the A.K. Bourne house by architect Wallace Neff in San Marino, California.

Photo of the front hall and staircase in the Trousdale Construction Co. model house, located on Carla Ridge in Beverly Hills, California.

Photo of the living room in the Trousdale Construction Co. model house, located on Carla Ridge in Beverly Hills, California.

Photo of the exterior side of Lotery House in Los Angeles, California.

Photo of the living room in the Trousdale Construction Co. model house located on Carla Ridge in Beverly Hills, California.

Photo of exterior view of Lotery House in Los Angeles from the street.

Photo of the kitchen in the Lotery House in Los Angeles, California.

Photo of the street elevation of Trousdale Construction Co. model house, located on Carla Ridge in Beverly Hills, California.

Photo of exterior of Rex Lotery House in Los Angeles, California.

Photo of living room in the Los Angeles Lotery House.

Photo of master bedroom in the Lotery House in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

Photo of upstairs hallway in Los Angeles Lotery house. The stairs are also visible on the left side of the photo.

Photo of the exterior of the Los Angeles Lotery House.

Photo of the study in the Los Angeles Lotery House. The dining room is visible in the background on the left side.

Photo of a bathroom in the Los Angeles Rex Lotery house.

Photo of dining room in Lotery House in Los Angeles, California.

Plot plan of Rex Lotery's house in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles, California.

Photo of bedroom in Rex Lotery House in Brentwood area of Los Angeles, California.

Ground floor plan of Rex Lotery's house in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Lotery completed this house for himself in 1962.

Topographic map of Lotery house site. Architect Rex Lotery built this house for himself in 1996 in the Montecito neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California.

Site plan of Lotery house with aerial view of house and terraces. Architect Rex Lotery built this house for himself in 1996 in the Montecito neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California.

Photo of the living room in the Gerald Florence house in Beverly Hills, California.

Photo of front entrance of Gerald Florence house taken from the street.

Interior photo of wall and ceiling detail in Gerald Florence House in Beverly Hills, California.

Photo of chairs in a bedroom in the Gerald Florence House in Beverly Hills, California.

Photo of exterior entrance of Gerald Florence House.

Photo of dining room in Gerald Florence house located on Loma Vista in Beverly Hills, California. Clerestory windows are in view.

Photo of Brayton House from below, located in Beverly Hills, California.

Magazine advertisement by Frojen Advertising Inc. showing five architects of the Trousdale Estates, including Rex Lotery, Richard Dorman, William Stephenson, Edward Fickett, and A. Quincy Jones. The advertisement describes the combined work of the…

Floor plan of the Eaton House in the Hope Ranch by architect Wallace Neff. Hope Ranch is an affluent suburb on the coast between Goleta and Santa Barbara.

Photo of staircase in the house of film director Vidor King and actress Eleanor Boardman in Beverly Hills, California by architect Wallace Neff.

This brochure is for the Assistance League of Southern California's benefit showing of the "Trousdale Quintet," a set of 5 estate homes by the Trousdale Development Company in Los Angeles, California. This brochure features four homes located on…

Photos of main entrance to the library. The carved stone arch surrounding the entry door is modeled after the carved stone on the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City, Mexico. At the top of the arched entrance is a statue of Our Lady of Miraculous…

These photos feature the main garden space in St. John's Seminary, modeled after the garden at Edward L. Doheny's Chester Place home in Los Angeles, California. The south-facing facade of the E.L. Doheny Memorial Library overlooks this garden space.

Round display room hallway in E.L. Doheny Memorial Library.

This portrait was taken of Muir in 1935, soon after she passed her licensing exam to become a licensed architect. She had worked in the John Byers office for seven years and was eligible to take the exam through the apprenticeship track, as opposed…

This home in West Los Angeles for Edward Sedgwick and his family was originally designed by John Byers in 1939. Muir added alterations to the living room, and presented options for a backyard workshop in this image.

This house on La Mesa Drive in Santa Monica, was originally designed by John Byers and Edla Muir in 1925. Muir performed alterations to the house for James Stoessel, including adding a new garage, turning the existing garage into a family room, and…

Philip Ilsley was the president of Paddock Pool Company, and a repeat client. He commissioned four houses and two commercial buildings from Muir. For this project, the house was placed along a long private driveway, sited lower than Mullholland Drive…

The Zola Hall house in Mandeville Canyon was designed for the recently divorced mother with two small children. The low-slung, single-story house was designed to harmonize with the natural surroundings of the canyon. With redwood walls inside and…

This small house in Mandeville Canyon for George A. Gould is a typical traditional house for the area. Muir was still working in the office of John Byers, but he was nearing retirement and she was taking on more commissions on her own.

This large house, for Richard S. Brawerman and his wife, is located in the Brentwood Park area of Los Angeles, near Mandeville Canyon. Muir performed extensive alterations to the house: adding a carport, pool cabana, service wing, main bedroom wing,…

The design work on the Jack and Effie Potts home on Benedict Canyon Drive in Beverly Hills consisted of detail work in the living room, and exterior work to the house and front gate.

Winemakers Louis and Flori Petri commissioned Woolf to design a house in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. Woolf also designed an apartment in San Francisco, a house in Napa, and a condominium in Palm Springs for the couple.

Lyricist Ira Gershwin commissioned Woolf to remodel the house on Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills in the Hollywood Regency style. The house was torn down in 2013.

The L. Wayne Beal house in Scottsdale, Arizona highlights the stark contrast between the white house and the darker desert hills. The house is perched on the side of a hill, with a view of the valley.

The Harold Lloyd estate, also known as Green Acres, was a 15-acre property with golf course, swimming pool, 900 foot long canoe racing area, handball court, and many additional outbuildings and features. Hanson designed all of the landscape features,…

George Washington Smith designed the home for Archibald Young in the Andalusian style. Hanson complimented this style with a similar landscaping, by utilizing various fountains and water features to highlight the design.

For the Mrs. Dan Murphy garden, Hanson worked with architect Lutah Maria Riggs on the overall design for the landscape. Hanson had worked with Riggs previously on the Johnson estate in Montecito. The garden design was based on an Italian garden,…

Hanson designed this landscape for the backyard of his own home in Westlake, Calif. The design shows how a sculpted landscape can fit into a smaller suburban yard.

For the Kirk Johnson landscaping project, Hanson was introduced to the Johnson's by the architect of the house, George Washington Smith. The 8-acre property already contained many mature oak and cypress trees; Hanson utilized the existing trees to…

These two images of Hanson show him at different points in his career. The first one from circa 1927 shows him while he was working on his most famous project, the Harold Lloyd estate. The second image shows Hanson as a well established land…

George Cochran, head of Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, commissioned Hanson to create a garden on his multi-lot estate between Hobart and Harvard streets in Los Angeles. A long, narrow garden was created, with fully-grown trees brought in to…

The Harry Calendar garden, in the Windsor Square neighborhood in Los Angeles, was one of Hanson's first landscape architecture commissions. In the images above, the bird house holds a spotlight to highlight the lily pond. The colonial style pergola…

Elizabeth Franklin was a teacher at the Art Center School and a friend of Weber's when she asked him to design a house for her in west central Los Angeles. The house was sited on a hilly lot, with the garage placed underneath the main living area.

Weber taught classes at the Art Center School in Los Angeles for many years; each year he had his students work on a group project to design a multi-building complex. For 1938, the students designed a new campus for the Art Center. Weber also…

Weber had first worked on the interior of the Zacho's store in Los Angeles in 1937. For the 1945 alterations, he brought in the Scandinavian Modern style-- smooth ceilings and floors, textured walls, and the use of different materials-- to update the…

The head of the art department at Pasadena Junior College, Archibald Wedemeyer, asked Weber to design a house in Altadena. The small two-story house featured ribbon windows and a trellised back patio for outdoor living.

Weber and his wife Erika found a plot of land in Santa Barbara's Mission Canyon area in 1946 and built the house in 1948. The sloping, heavily wooded site influenced the design-- a stone walkway leads up from the carport to the entry of the house,…

During World War Two, Weber worked with Otto Eitel and the Douglas Fir Plywood Association in Tacoma, Washington to build a model home using Weber's system. The model home took two carpenters only two days to build the home, after the foundation…

The interiors for the Sommer & Kaufmann Shoe Store were designed by Weber; he worked with architect Alfred F. Roller on the building design. Additional design elements, under the direction of Weber, were created by sculptor Eugene Maier-Krieg and…

The dining room interiors for the Hotel Savery were one of Weber's last projects before he retired.

The triangle-shaped ''shoe salon" for Roos Brothers in San Francisco featured many different geometric forms.

Weber designed the interiors for the Plains Hotel in 1945. The "Wigwam Lounge" design was influenced by popular depictions of Native Americans.

In the late 1940s, Weber shifted his practice to designing and building houses. The George Peters house in Santa Barbara is one of his earlier houses; a ranch style house with a cantilevered roof.

In the 1930s, Weber designed the interiors for the Maynard Parker house in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. It is unclear if Maynard Parker was the photographer of these images.

This hotel on South Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs featured Weber-designed furniture and interiors. Lloyd Wright was the architect.

Weber designed the ballroom for the Mayfair Hotel-- a 13-story, 350 room hotel near downtown Los Angeles. Known as the "Rainbow Isle" for its raised dance floor with multi-colored glass tiles (lit from underneath), it was a Modern design success for…

This house for Mrs. D. Kimball was a ranch-style design, with two wings spreading out from a central core. It also featured a unique curved loggia to take advantage of the view.

This house for David Gray was Y-shaped, and included large trusses to create a wide living room. The house was sited on a hilly plot, with many trees and exterior levels.

Weber designed this house in Glendale for the jewelry designer and painter Eduard Andrew Gisler. The house was sleek and modern, with horizontal lines and nautically inspired railings.

This house for Stanford University English professor John Wendell Dodds sits in the hills above the university. The two-story house with redwood siding and many exterior angles, spread out along the hillside.

For the Dabney ranch house in the Santa Ynez Valley, just north of Santa Barbara, Weber utilized outdoor living areas around the pool and wood tones on the interior.

Kem Weber worked with architect Roy Cheesman to design the Art Deco-inspired Christian Science Reading room on State Street in Santa Barbara. It occupies a prominent corner near the Arlington Theater.

This house, on San Ysidro Lane in Montecito, for G. Palmer and Louise Black was the second one designed by Riggs for the couple. An earlier house was on Greene Lane in Santa Barbara.

Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey worked for railroad magnate and real estate mogul Henry Huntington to design buildings to house Huntington's extensive library and art collections. The Mediterranean revival style building formed the basis for the Huntington…

The original buildings are almost completely subsumed and surrounded by new medical facilities, but these original hospital buildings can still be seen from aerial views.

The house that Myron Hunt designed for himself and his family on North Grand Avenue in Pasadena, California, bears a small resemblance to his previous house in Illinois. The gardens, loggia, and other outdoor areas highlight the difference in climate…

The house for Myron Hunt's family, on Wesley Avenue in Evanston, Illinois, is a vaguely Prairie-style, with some Craftsman and Bungalow influences.

This Neoclassical style building was home to the Hueneme Bank, later served as the Port Hueneme city hall, and is now the Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum. It was named a Ventura County Historic Landmark in 1977.

Howard Hawks was a director, screen writer, and producer from the 1920s until the 1950s. The house in Benedict Canyon was built with stucco and stone, with a vaguely Colonial style and early California ranch influences.

Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey were the supervising architects for the design of the James Waldron Gillespie House, for the originating architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. Gillespie took Goodhue on a seven month around-the-world tour as inspiration for…

This large beach house was sited directly on the sand. With large balconies facing the water, the house allowed for indoor/outdoor living on the beach. The house sat on a corner lot, and included a long wooden boardwalk through the loose sand dunes…

This house for Margaret Fowler was adjacent to the Boys Republic property she purchased for the organization. After her death in 1936, the organization donated the home to a polio treatment center, which was named Casa Colina Convalescent Home for…

The Flintridge Country Club was built with thick walls, to block out the hot summer air and retain heat in the winter. The Club maintained separate spaces for women and men-- locker rooms, lounges-- but the center of the main building featured the…

The hotel was built for Senator Frank Putnam Flint, who later sold the hotel to the Bowman-Biltmore Hotels company. In 1931, the building and 30 acre grounds were sold to form the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, a Catholic school for grades k-12.
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