Foreword by Sam Watters | Photography by Erhard Pfeiffer
Over the past 15 years,
Richard Manion has been designing luxury residences for some of the world’s
most prominent CEOs and captains of industry. Now, for the first time, Images
Publishing unveils the stunning portfolio of elegant estates and villas
designed by the highly regarded but low profile West Coast architect. From
English country houses to Italian villas and French chateaux, this beautifully
illustrated new book reveals why this Los Angeles firm is regarded as the
pre-eminent practitioner of classical architecture for the 21st century.
Richard M. Manion has
been called “the David Adler of Los Angeles” by one of Architectural Digest’s Top 100 Designers. His
meticulous attention to detail, in-depth knowledge of regional building styles,
and mastery of all aspects of construction and renovation have made him the
architect of choice for a select clientele as well as top interior designers,
builders and landscape designers.
The firm’s traditional
residences draw on the regional architecture of England, France and Italy to
reflect historical accuracy, authentic details, and a sophisticated sense of
place that mesh with contemporary lifestyles. Projects range from Malibu to
Beverly Hills and New York as well as China, Singapore, Indonesia and Mexico.