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Barragan Fountain Found in LA

by Susi, 26 July 2008

Fountain designed by Barragan in Beverley Crest home. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)

The LA Times reports that a courtyard fountain by Louis Barragan has been “found” at a 1927 house in Beverley Crest. The house was built in 1927, and fifty years later when the swimming pool was re-concepted, Barragan was commissioned to create a dramatic waterfall-fountain flowing into it.

The house was a favourite party venue for the rich and famous. When extra space was required for a really big bash, the 500-square-meter pool could be drained and used as a patio. It was designed so that even when the pool was empty, the fountain would continue to flow. Owners Eugene Leoni and Anthony Brent tell the tale of the house in the LA Times article, which is accompanied by interior and exterior shots by Spencer Weiner. (Image, Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)

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