This Italina Renaissance style home was designed by the architects Hunt & Hunt in 1912 for banking and railroad tycoon Henry Sanderson. The home is in private hands and is currently for sale. (See comment below.) It is hosting a Designer’s Showcase from October 3rd to November 15th 2009.
I visited La Selva on a beautiful day, seemingly rare to come by this year. This view shows the garden patio with the loggia to the magnificent living room visible with the master suite balcony above.
This is the view of the garden from the master suite balcony with the wonderful garden folly visible in the back.
I love the way these statues relate to one another. They serve as an entrance to the wonderful, Olmstead designed grounds.
Here is a view of the formal garden, adjacent to the garden and patio pictured above.
The seating area was very inviting.
As you walk along the rear of the building, you come across a second loggia, which was wonderfully decorated.
Beyond the loggia is another, large terrace overlooking the property.
The coach house had boutiques and lunch inside of it. Opposite the coach house was a garden gate that I found to be intriguing.
It led to a walled garden that contained fruit trees.
Please visit my Flickr site for more photos from La Selva.