SANTA MONICA: The Georgian Hotel, 1415 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Built in 1933, it was designed to be an intimate hideaway, catering to Los Angeles’ high society. At the time the hotel opened, it was nestled in a heavily-wooded shoreline of the little-known seaside community of Santa Monica. The dream of Rosamond Borde, a daring and progressive entrepreneur, she commissioned Eugene Durfee to construct the posh resort in an art deco style.
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Bowood House Bowood is a grade I listed Georgian country house with interiors by Robert Adam and a garden designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown. It is adjacent to the village of Derry Hill, halfway between Calne and Chippenham in Wiltshire.