International studio — 32.1907

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The California Patio

RESIDENCE OE MR. PHILLIPS PATIO

LOS ANGELES FROM WITHOUT

TWO TYPES OF THE CALIFORNIA
PATIO

BY HENRIETTA KEITH

Of the many beautiful patios in
California, the court of what is known as “ Gould
Castle,” some eight miles back in the Sierra Madre
foothills from Pasadena, is perhaps the most
typically Andalusian in character.

The frowning gray walls of this massive stone
castle against its
mountain setting
might, in truth,
have belonged to
some mediaeval
castle of old Gran-
ada itself, trans-
planted by an
Afrite’s magic
from their native
fastnesses and
dropped into this
new world setting.

A superb prom-
enade crowns the
castle wall, from
whence one looks
forth upon the
snow-capped tops
of the Sierra
peaks; nearer are
the purpled hills,

and nearer yet gray olive orchards, the black
plumes of cypress hedges and sunny gardens.

All the living and sleeping-rooms of the house
give upon the inner court or patio, through irregu-
larly placed openings on three sides, whose charm
is seen in the photographs. Neither pictures nor
words, however, can convey the beauty of the lace-
like decorations of iron crowning these, or the still
more delicate leafage and tendril of the clinging
vines—against the solid gray walls. This contrast

GOULD CASTLE, PASADENA PATIO, LOOKING WEST

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