Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Snow White Cottage, attributed to Ben Sherwood c.1936

Known affectionately as 'Snow White's Cottage' (due in part to its proximity to the original Disney Studios), the thatched roof English cottage is located just across the street from the courtyard popularized as 'The House of the Seven Dwarfs' Located at 3141 Griffith Park Blvd. in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles..

Sherwood House, Ben Sherwood Builder 1938

The intersection of Griffith Park and Rowena Avenue might well be called the "Storybook Corner" of Los Feliz; Builder Ben Sherwood also designed the nearby 'House of the Seven Dwarves' (2900-2912 1/2 Griffith Park Blvd.). The equally famous 'Snow White's Cottage' is located diagonally across the street.

The Norman 'castle'' is located at 3212 Griffith Park Blvd.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Cotten-Elliot House, Roy D. Cotten, Builder 1991

Roy Dennis Cotten designed the De Stijl-inspired house for himself and Claudia Elliott in 1991. The abstract design attains an aesthetic balance using projecting and receding boxes enveloped in monochromatic grey. The house, perched on a hillside above Griffith Park Boulevard in the Franklin Hills of Los Angeles, California, can be seen from a great distance. Located at 2216 Ronda Vista Drive.