A recent story in the Los Angeles Times has revealed a hidden treasure right in its own backyard. Concealed behind the walls of the contemporary Campbell Divertimento House is a treasure by Mexican architect Luis Barragan, regarded as Mexico’s greatest architect. The fountain became the subject of the home’s renovation which was undertaken by Tim Campbell, not to change the fountain itself, but to create a suitable environment to showcase its forward-thinking beauty. Campbell’s design of the four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home flows with ease, like Barragan’s fountain, from one living space to the next, from indoors to out. The main living area opens onto a sundeck, fountain and pool. The fountain looms over the pool, creating a cascade of water rushing down its 10 steps. Alternately, the pool can be drained to create additional outdoor living and lounging space. Overlooking the magnificent fountain from indoors, the kitchen and living areas upstairs offer privacy – like much of this home – along with the den and three bedrooms tucked into the north end of the house. This unique design has been declared a Historic Cultural Monument, and is currently listed with Sotheby’s Realty at a price of $9.95 million.
via Los Angeles Times
Posted on September 12, 2008 6:11 PM