Friday, October 30, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Watercolor Wednesdays

"The job of an artist is to offer a sanctuary of beauty to an ugly world."

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Girls Night Out!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Greystone Barn and Greenhouse

The City of Beverly Hills purchased the property from Mr. Crown in 1965 for approximately $1.3 million with plans to install a 19-million gallon water tank on the property as its hilltop site provided tremendous natural water pressure. This site continues to serve as the City of Beverly Hills’ largest reservoir. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Greystone Gardens

Construction of the palatial manor home began February 15, 1927.  The estate took three years to complete at a cost of over $3 million, an almost unimaginable sum in real estate at the time. The original cost to construct Greystone’s entire estate was $3,166,578.12, the Mansion alone cost $1,238,378.76. The extraordinary result became known as Greystone for its abundant use of stone construction and its rather somber gray appearance. In addition to the Mansion, originally located on the grounds were stables and kennels, tennis courts, a fire station, gatehouse, swimming pool and pavilion, a greenhouse, a lake, babbling brooks and cascading waterfalls.