February 9th, 2010
A couple of Better Houses (No Gardens) from a Saturday afternoon walk with my friend Charles through Hancock Park. Charles boldly walks up to the porch and gets a good view of the stain glass, I do not. I love the art deco for the motifs drawn from the glorification of man and the machine (note the stain glass and spot light design apropos of Hollywood) rather than a precedent drawn from nature. I do prefer the first house as it lends itself to a more fanciful narrative.
Hey, that's me.
Hey it is!
The house is The Smith House. Architect CJ Smale. 1929