Court Yard Locations, individual cultural resources
About This Project

1355 Laurel Ave

Walter and Pierpont Davis, who created some of the most distinguished examples of courtyard housing in the region, designed the Villa D’Este. The courtyard housing type reflects significant components of the cultural and architectural development of Southern California. Courtyard housing reflects the region’s mild climatic conditions by extending interior spaces into the outdoors. It integrates the Southern California dream for individual housing and a yard with the practical need for higher density development.