United States of America, California, Napa County, Napa
Read's Leap (Napa, California)
The seven-acre site of Read's Leap is located in Napa, California. The home features a swimming pool and glass pavilion designed by architect Terryl Lofrano, while the gardens were designed by landscape architect Jack Chandler. Described as an "English garden" with a mixture of annuals and perennials, Read's Leap features a large number of roses. The primary components of the garden include a trellised spa and seating areas, large expanses of lawns, lawn steps used as a seating area, raised garden beds, and a large pond planted with grasses. The site previously had a kidney-shaped swimming pool, a poolhouse with no foundation, random plantings and an undefined lawn.
Persons associated with the property include: Elain Travers (former owner), Terryl Lofrano (architect, Neelex and Lofrano, San Francisco); and Jack Chandler (landscape architect).
The folders include worksheets, an aerial image of the site, pages from a July 1992 article in Northern California Home & Garden, and additional information provided by the current owner.
Garden has been featured in Cathy Lang Ho, "Splendor in the Grass," Northern California Home & Garden, July 1992, p. 66