Greystone Mansion & Park
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National Historic Building and Gardens

Location Beverly Hills, California, United States

Scope Landscape Architecture

Size 18.3 acres

The house with its elaborate gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings, was completed in 1928 and the treatment and rehabilitation of a historic landscape brings unique issues to the design process. New special-purpose gardens requested by the City were incorporated into the historic design, combining new uses and accessibility criteria with the historic plan. The terraced gardens, constructed of Vermont slate paving and Indiana limestone walls, included a formal rose garden, a cypress allée, several formal terraces adjacent to the house, sculptural balustrades, stone staircases, and stone plaques. The water features included sixteen fountains, a reflection pool, two concrete-bottom lakes and a tiered waterfall.

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