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Better Houses

February 9th, 2010

Daniel Pontius

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.


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  1. Charles #
    February 15, 2010

    Hey, that's me.

  2. February 15, 2010

    Hey it is!

  3. Charles #
    February 18, 2010

    The house is The Smith House. Architect CJ Smale. 1929

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