Inside a Sophisticated 1920s Manor in California

In the early 20th century, the award-winning team of David J. Witmer and Loyall F. Watson—celebrated architects of the American Southwest—designed numerous public buildings and private residences, which earned them renown for outdoor living spaces and homes that that encourage a relationship with their natural environment. That connection is readily apparent in this stately manor, which was built in 1929 for the Henry W. Swafford family.

La Canada Flintridge, California | Heidi Lake & Tara Del Bosco, Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage

Impeccably maintained and tastefully updated, the home now blends an elegantly classical ambience with contemporary panache, and its tranquilly rolling 2.3-acre grounds are replete with expanses of emerald lawn and mature trees—with peaceful green spaces and a private putting green linked by footbridges recalling those at Claude Monet’s gardens at Giverny.

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