west adams rindge house deisned roehrig


  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.

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