A Rare Luis Barragán Fountain at an L.A. Home? Maybe

A Rare Luis Barragán Fountain at an L.A. Home? Maybe

Abby Stone
Jul 24, 2008

Today's Los Angeles Times Home and Garden feature story focuses on the provenance of the fountain in a Los Angeles home. Hidden behind a large wall, the house in the Beverly Crest neighborhood has long aroused the curiousity of neighbors. A majestic fountain at the center of the house, probably designed by the late Luis Barragan, regarded by some as Mexico's greatest architect, is the treasure that lies therein and with it, a tale fit for the silver screen...

The fountain is at the heart of the house's respectful remodel by architect Tim Campbell, as well as at the center of a controversy over Barragan's role in its design. It's an epic tale of money, greed and suicide that rivals the tales that have always followed great works of art. Click here to read the full story and find out the juicy details. And don't forget to check out the rest of the pics in the slideshow

[images by Spencer Weiner for LA TimesM]

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