Wright Saltus Ludington residence, view from terrace towards oval reflecting pool, Montecito, 1931
- Wright Saltus Ludington residence, view from terrace towards oval reflecting pool, Montecito, 1931
- Alternative title
- Wright Saltus Ludington residence
- Cornell, Ralph D.
- Date Created
- March 28, 1931
- Ralph D. Cornell Papers, 1925-1972
Distant view towards oval reflecting pool from brick path on terrace bordered by boxwood hedge. Man wearing suit and hat, looking at swan, visible at the far end of the pool.
The Ludington estate, also known as Val Verde, Dias Felices, the Henry Dater house, and the Dr. Warren Austin home, was designed by the architect Bertram Grovenor Goodhue, constructed in 1918 and then purchased by Charles H. Ludington in 1924. His son, Wright Saltus Ludington (who inherited the estate in 1927 or 1930), engaged the landscape architect Lockwood de Forest to design the gardens in 1925. Retaining the geometry of Goodhue's design and much of the wilderness, Lockwood transformed the gardens over a period of twenty-three years.
- 1 photographic negative
- 4 x 5 inches
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Val Verde (Montecito, Calif.)
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