Sunday, July 26, 2009

Charles' place

This is the house Mr. Charles Greene built and lived in, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, in 1918, when he was asked by Mr. D.L. James to design and build a home on 3.5 acres along the Pacific Ocean in Carmel Highlands. This humble abode still exudes charm and architectural elegance, playful without pretension.

Below is the house Charles built for D.L. The scale of it all is larger, but it all fits in character consistently. Who is doing this quality of creation today? Is there even a palette for it? I'm reminded of something I've read that was said about the eloquence of Abraham Lincoln that seems to correspond: "The clearness of your statements, the unanswerable style of your reasoning, and, especially, your illustrations, which were romance and pathos and fun and logic all welded together."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like a columbine to me.