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July 17, 2005 - Here, water cascades from the mouths of lions into multiple pools and waterways ...













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Just a few hundred feet south of the Just Above Sunset headquarters -

 

Villa d'Este (1355 Laurel Avenue): Italian villas in rural Tuscany inspired architect brothers F. Pierpont Davis and Walter S. Davis when they designed the complex in 1928.  Here, water cascades from the mouths of lions into multiple pools and waterways.

 

For more about such places see:

 

Idyllic ... and endangered

Steven Barrie-Anthony, Los Angeles Times, June 24, 2004

 

Preservation ordinances ensure Villa d'Este remains as it is.

 

The archway in…

Villa d'Este - Laurel Avenue - West Hollywood

The courtyard…

Villa d'Este - Laurel Avenue - West Hollywood

Villa d'Este - Laurel Avenue - West Hollywood

Villa d'Este - Laurel Avenue - West Hollywood

Villa d'Este - Laurel Avenue - West Hollywood

Now Villa d'Este is at 1355 Laurel Avenue, and F. Scott Fitzgerald lived out the last years of his life a few doors up the street at 1403 (now the parking structure under the Virgin Megastore and Crunch Gym) – but this is a writer's window if I ever saw one….

Villa d'Este - Laurel Avenue - West Hollywood

A capricious note from the architects, those Davis brothers – a goat - 

Villa d'Este - Laurel Avenue - West Hollywood

A final Tuscan detail -

Villa d'Este - Laurel Avenue - West Hollywood
















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These were shot with a Nikon D70 – lens AF-5 Nikor 18-70mm 1:35-4.5G ED or AF Nikor 70-300mm telephoto.

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