More To Come.........
Gorgeous. I shall look out for it when I am in Hollywood in May for 4 days. I'm a (blogging) friend of Pat, btw.
a work of love, fueled by creative expression. That is very cool. Mosaics fascinate me. Like stained glass windows, they always feel like they hold such stories.
incredible as you have captured here...has it been the same owner for 35 years? would love to see inside...i bet it is artistic too!
The amount of time and effort that this man has devoted to his work is staggering. Clearly he loves doing this. I hope you get an opportunity to talk to him some day...and tell us all what he's like!
I once put down giant plain tiles on a small floor and messed it up
I can't imagine the vision and craftsmanship that goes into work like this
It would be interesting to know about the background of the owner. The house's decoration is reminiscent of the Moorish influenced designs of Spain and North Africa--very intricate and breathtakingly beautiful.
Ansolutely gorgeous, Naomi! A labor of love, no doubt. That man is an artist. A what a pleasure he provides for all who see his work of art.
so much time and consideration. he has the soul of Gaudi.
That is so cool Naomi.. So cool.. I would love to come to Los Angles some day.. Or just go to California..
OMG, I'd sure love to meet the talented person who did all that! Awesome beyond belief!
Indeed a very creative piece of work on their very own house, so cool. I bet it is hard work too.
This is fantastic and makes me wonder what is inside the house so glad you brought this to our attention. The art of this kind of craft is long gone we'd probably have to look hard and long to find people who are able to recreate this kind of home ever again.
Dorothy from grammology
What incredible patience that man has. Such intricate work. What a lot of free time he must have.
I too am curious about the inside.
it is lovely! Must be quite the sight to see in person. Delighted that you shared it here with us, Naomi.
Imagine coming home every night to a home that you've not only decorated on the inside but took the time to pretty it up on the outside...with your own hands! I love it!!
The way he combines design with color is amazing. I love mosaics!
PS - If I'm ever in your neck of the woods, I want to cruise around with YOU!! (I'll drive!)
I love tile art. I have a few pieces in my home. In Seattle, we have a street, Broadway, that has a tile covered sidewalk. What caught my eye were the toters, all perfectly lined up. Most certainly an artist lives there.
I love tile work, especially when it is art like this. Looking at your pictures makes me want to get my hands on some tiles!
This is truly the work of a patient, dedicated person; a life-long creation of beauty. I wonder if [he] has ever been interviewed?
That mosaic in your last picture is really hard to do. I also love the circle/diamond pattern he does around the wall. This is fantastic as a work of art. I wonder how much all the tiles cost and the number of hours he's put in over the years to do all this tiling. If he ever sells the house, how would you put a value on all of this?
It is incredible. Are the tiles on top of the brickwork or does he have to gouge out the bricks to make it flush? Whatever - it is an incredible feat and reminds me of some of the facades in Portugal.
You'd enjoy Daphne's blog.
Beautiful. I also love colorful tile work and those are excellent examples of it. Definitely art.
I love that house!! it reminds me of Gaudi's work, gorgeous!!
I am back after 3 weeks. I sure missed blogging and my dear pals :)
Wow that's amazing. The amount of work that must have gone into that is incredible. I love the way you've captured so much of it and the close ups show just how beautiful the intricate work is.
I'd love to do something like taht myself!
I'll just repeat what Joe said; it is fantastic art and craft! If I had tried that, I'd have more broken tiles than I'd know what to do with.
Beautiful artwork; ditto what others said, but also like your photography.
At first I was gonna ask if Google Maps had done their usual drive-by shooting (bad joke, I didn't mean it that way), to save you the trouble of making more exposures, but that would have been wrong!
Your documentation has a life & beauty of its own.
and I've lost my apostrophe-training...
I love it! I'm surprised passing this house is the low traffic route. I would think people would drive by just to see it. Do you know anything about the people inside? Did they know you were snapping photos?
All I can say is WOWWEEE! That is absolutely awesome in so many ways!! What a talent he has and what a devotion by doing so much work. I see it is all over the house and even the windows, some of them anyway, are tiled beneath and around. So many colors and designs.
I think you need to go meet this man Naomi!! He must be fascinating! I loved this post and will be looking forward to more!! I'm so glad you shared this awesome home with us! I wonder what the inside looks like.....
Love and hugs,
My goodness- this guy is your local Gaudi!! Definitely a labour of love there...
Just gorgeous, really amazing, Naomi! Love this house of tile! Looks Gaudi's masterpice.
I will see the other post soon.
Thanks for these fantastic pictures.
i've been remiss, naomi! and now i'm at the beginning. how did i live in l.a. all those years and never see this? (i was and probably still am, the queen of shortcuts!) i'm sending the coconut krewe out and hoping they'll find this magnificent piece of architectural art! xoxox
Name: OldOldLady Of The Hills
Location: Los Angeles, California