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Read's Leap, 1993-2008

Architect:
Lofrano, Terryl
Landscape architect:
Chandler, Jack
Former owner:
Travers, Elain
Provenance:
Orinda Garden Club
Physical description:
2 folders + 29 35 mm. slides (photographs)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, California, Napa County, Napa
California
Napa
Read's Leap (Napa, California)
Date:
1993
1993-2008
Notes:
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).
Summary:
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.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Cathy Lang Ho, "Splendor in the Grass," Northern California Home & Garden, July 1992, p. 66
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
CA226000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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