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Architectural Photography In Los Angeles – A Three Part Study

Monday, December 14th, 2009
Castillo Del Lago, Los Angeles

Castillo Del Lago, Los Angeles

Property One -Los Angeles has many interesting properties that are historical gems as well as outstanding works of Architecture. The famed “Castillo Del Lago” sits in hills of Los Angeles with a view of the city out to Catalina Island. The famed property/compound was built in 1926 and was once owned by the Chicago/Las Vegas Gangster Ben “Bugsy” Siegal, and more recently by Madonna. Bullet holes in the banister staircase remain from a rumored shoot out at the property.

The Mediterranean style property is very eclectic with its lush garden landscape and unique 6 sided Moroccan Style Master bath. The home is several levels and uses a modern elevator to access the various rooms. The stunning clock tower turret is visible from all sides of the property.

View of Los Angeles Over Lake Hollywood from Castillo Del Lago

View of Los Angeles Over Lake Hollywood from Castillo Del Lago

Moroccan Style Bath, Castillo Del Lago, Los Angeles

Moroccan Style Bath, Castillo Del Lago, Los Angeles









Property Two– A Lloyd Wright gem also known as the “Taggart” house and Cultural Landmark Landmark #521, is an outstanding example of modern architecture, only this was built in 1922. The home sits in Los Feliz with great views of the Griffith Park Observatory. Located on a small knoll of its own, the house has been completely restored and is a joy to behold with its modern styling and surrounding cactus garden.


Taggart House, Built 1922 by Architect Lloyd Wright

Taggart House, Built 1922 by Architect Lloyd Wright

Taggart House, Built 1922 by Architect Lloyd Wright, Cultural Landmark #521

Taggart House, Built 1922 by Architect Lloyd Wright, Cultural Landmark #521









Property Three– Ok, so I am almost done! A unique 1927 Hollywood Lloyd Wright Studio Residence has a classic modern feel with a bit of Mayan style stone work added. The open feel is of this property is created by large pocket doors that open and dissapear to expose the private garden. The house has a very unique live work feel to it and creates a world all its own. Normally I shoot my Architectural subjects at night, however to show the office/garden off in the best way, the decision was made for a day time photo shoot. Did I mention I love my job?

1927 Lloyd Wright Studio Residence, Hollywood, California

1927 Lloyd Wright Studio Residence, Hollywood, California

1927 Lloyd Wright Studio Residence, Hollywood, California

1927 Lloyd Wright Studio Residence, Hollywood, California









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