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Friday, February 4, 2011

Villa Palombo-Togneri, Innocenti Palombo, Designer 1927

A Beaux-Arts Masterpiece c. 1927. Popularized by the great classical architects of the time (like Paul Williams and Irving Gill), Mediterranean and Spanish style mansions were all the rage of the rich and famous of the period. Not much is known about the builder, however, it is said, that he hoped that in building this fine mansion others would follow suit. It must have been a little more than disappointing to realize the result. The house, located on Mayberry Street, is set in a neighborhood characterized by modest California bungalows, and yet it makes a statement. It is considered the 'Crown Jewel' of Mayberry Heights.

1 comment:

  1. I think living in this villa will make you stand out from your neighbors. It is not a waste of effort for the builder after all.

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