Friday, June 25, 2010

The study at Filoli

The study at Filoli is one of the smallest rooms on the ground floor and was the favorite of the 2nd family who owned the house, the Roths. Originally, this was the home office of Mr. Bourn but the Roths quickly convereted it into the family sitting room; complete with radio and later the requisite tv.
Hidden in the oak paneling on either side of the Carrara marble fireplace were a closet and a safe which the Roths converted to a more practical bar and wine cellar. Those were some SAFE wines!
The furnishings all belonged to the Roths but the built-ins were original as well as the unusual distressed finish on the floors. I love these bookcases and the neat-nick in me loves the glass to keep dust off all of the collections held within!
This was yet another room with flowers - these took the place of where the tv once stood: not very pretty for house tours and therefore removed.
As the last of the interior pictures, I wanted to share these gorgeous Goyard trunks & suitcases that belonged to the Roths. They reside in the breakfast room, now called the 'ship room' which holds the Roth's maritime collections. Now thats traveling in style if you HAD to leave beautiful Filoli.


Karena said...

Really so wonderful Stefan and thank you for sharing the floorplan above!

Art by Karena

Unknown said...

Stefan, I have really enjoyed your writing and your perspective of first-time visitor and architect who is a new fan of Filoli. Those of us that know this place well, just LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

My two favorite things...that study and those trunks! I'm so happy to have discovered your blog. I'm adding you to my blogroll so that I don't miss a thing!

Happy Friday,


KILLY said...

Oh, those Goyard trunks!