ROMANESQUE REVIVAL – SURVIVES IN LOS ANGELES – ARCHITECT F. ROEHRIG

west adams rindge house deisned roehrig

10 comments

  1. Dearest V
    A rather splendid structure that brings to mind fairy tale castles as much as anything else.
    So pleased this is one that’s left standing!
    Enjoy your day today….
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • It is — and it’s in an area that because of its location you wouldn’t want to live but a lot of schools and organizations have taken over the buildings, like the Doheny mansion, and the houses are being beautifully preserved.

    • I actually know what Monstera Deliciosa is because I was considering planting it in my yard – and I also know a bit of trivia: breadfruit was one of things the Bounty was gathering in Tahiti. Now the other, delicious monster??? But, I have no memory of how that Latin should be parsed!

      • It’s an ‘in’ joke- I have a thing for these sorts of houses. I call them delicious monstrosities because they break absolutely every single rule of classical design :D.I find it brave and strangely attractive.

  2. Yes a fairytale castle.Why cant I have one?The tower portions also remind me of the Oast Houses of Kent,many of which have been converted into very expensive houses.For the benefit of those for the term Oast House is unfamiliar they were structures in country districts built to dry hops from which beer would be made.Kent was one of the prime growing areas for hops.

    I have even seen some modern houses built in such a way as to simulate a real Oast House and quite convincingly to.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: