Posted 5 years ago
i think that this is the tail end of the Hispano-Beaux Artes movement here in California. it continued, but never to the degree of lavishness it reached in Sta Barbara w/ the biltmore. people probably realized that deco could be cheaper to reproduce. ?? i like the ads in the brochure, but the landscaping is really amazing - although i wonder whether any of the gorgeous oaks survived all the lawns around them. i've never visited the biltmore in sb, so i don't know...