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Desert Country: House & Garden, December 1938

 
Accession number AR.EP.MG.0658
Creator
Places
Tuscon (Arizona [United States])
Arizona (United States)
United States
Date
1938
Work types
magazine

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House & Garden / December 1938
Double Number / Section I Portfolio of Distinguished Houses / Price 35 cents

[1] House & Garden is published monthly by The Condé Nast Publications, Inc., Boston Pond Road, Greenwhich, Connecticut.

Vol. no 74. No 6.

[58] Desert Country / "Stone Ashley", Miss Florence L. Pond's estate, rises from the sandy mesa near Tucson, Arizona

The Rincon Mountains rim the sandy mesa upon which Stone Ashley is placed. From their foothills came the boulders for its walls; and their shadows suggested the color of the roof tiles, which range from peacock blue to black. And out of the clear beauty of the Arizona night sky came the inspiration for the star motif which appears in many decorative details of the estate. Grosvenor Atterbury, architect; John Tompkins, associate

[59] Water is a vital element in the design of a desert estate, and its decorative value may be combined with its utilitarian purposes of cooling and irrigation.... [photos]

[60] Stone Ashley's cool terraces [photos]

[61] An Oasis in the Arizona desert

A detail of one of the wrought iron grilles...[photo]
The South Court as seen from the guest wing of the house....[photo]
The curved wall of the service court.... [photo]

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Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 054.SUZ.02.PCbox.097
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.MG.0658
Creator
Places
Tuscon (Arizona [United States])
Arizona (United States)
United States
Date
1938
Work types
magazine

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