Buchanan Residence, 700 Via Somonte, Malaga Cove, Palos Verdes Estates
Padilla Company (photographer) Cutter, Kirtland Kelsey, 1860-1939 (architect) Olmsted Associates (architect) Leonard, Clinton (builder) Buchanan, James E. (owner) Buchanan, James E., Mrs. (owner) Blaine, Miles (owner) Rous, Irmadelle (owner) Rous, Beatrice (owner) Nutt, Roy (owner)
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Image shows interior view of the Mr. and Mrs. James E. Buchanan residence, located on Via Somonte, on lots 14, 27 & 26 block 1516, tract 6884 in Malaga Cove. View shows living room of single-story, seven-room stucco house with tile roof. Visible is a long carved wooden table in front of recessed alcove at right with carved wooden panel, bookshelves and a bust sculpture of a woman flanked by a pair of glass ewers. A large stone sculpture of a lioness with cubs is visible on the table, and a longcase clock is visible at far right. Landscaping was designed by the Olmsted Brothers, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. (1870-1957) and John Charles Olmsted (1852-1920.) This home is said to have received an honor award from the Southern California chapter of the American Institute of Architects for residences of seven to fifteen rooms, 1927-1929. The home was later owned by Miles Blaine, Irmadelle and Beatrice Rous, and Roy Nutt. Reverse of photo ink-stamped with "Padilla Company / Photography / 213 South Broadway / Los Angeles, California". Date Built: 1927 Photo Source: Palos Verdes Homes Association Citation: Palos Verdes Bulletin, February 1930, p. 5. PVH building permit #130; three prints available.