United States of America, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles
Crawford-deZonia Garden (Los Angeles, California)
The Crawford-deZonia one-half acre property in Los Angeles has a two-story stucco house with a cantilevered balcony, designed in the Early California residential style in 1928-1929 by architect Roland E. Coate, Sr.(1890-1958). Landscape architect A.E. Hanson (1893-1986) designed the gardens in a classic, formal French style, including rose beds, a large patio, two parallel beds of grass with a gravel walkway between them, and a sunken parterre garden. The plant palette is primarily green, with roses contributing additional color.
Brick walls surround the property, and the terrace, patio and walkways are paved in brick. Mature trees and hedges provide shade and privacy. A sink built into a wall of the terrace and a fireplace on the patio facilitate outdoor entertaining, a popular feature of the southern California lifestyle at the time the house was built.
Persons associated with the garden include A.E. Hanson (landscape architect, 1928-1929); Roland Eli Coate, Sr. (architect, 1928-1929); A. F. Garrett (former owner, 1928-1929); Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Goldwater (former owners, 1929-1959); Antoinette Tuller (former owner, 1960-1975); Susan Rubin Fenton (former owner, 1975-2003).
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, a narrative description of the garden, and other information.
This property is featured in An Arcadian Landscape, The California Gardens of A.E. Hanson, 1920-1932 by A. E. Hanson, edited by David Gebhard and Sheila Lynds, published by Hennessey & Ingalls, 1985; Johnson, Kaufman, Coate: Partners in the California Style, by Lauren Weiss Bricker and Alson Clark, published by Capra Press, 1992; "Architectural Digest, Volume VIII, No. 3, pp. 68-69; "C Magazine", 2008