Villa Gamberaia, Florence, Italy

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Bradford Collett (was created by)
1624-1635; 20th century (cypress arcade and topiary art)
"Completed in the early seventeenth century by the Florentine noble Zanobi Lapi in the Tuscan style, the villa combines interesting architectural features of both an urban palazzo and suburban villa. In the eighteenth century the property belonged to the Marchesi Capponi, and by that time the house and gardens had acquired the characteristic elements seen in the famous engraving by Giuseppe Zocchi (1744): the cypress allee, bowling green, nymphaeum, grotto garden, boschi, parterre and lemon terrace." (Citation below) Princess Giovanna Ghika began the transformation of the parterre at the end of the twentieth century. The cypress arcade was added at this time as well as Topiary art created by the American-born Mathilda Ledyard Cass, Baroness von Ketteler, in the following decades. This plan is from "A Guide to Villa Gamberaia" by Mariachiara Pozzana, pages 34-35. Keywords: drawings and/or plans, plans, outdoor spaces, residential structures, housing, houses, Italy, Firenze, gardens, plants, plant.
17th Century (1600 - 1699 CE)
18th Century (1700 - 1799 CE)
19th Century (1800 - 1899 CE)
20th Century (1900 - 1999)
Morgan, Keith N.. (1985). Charles A. Platt: The Artist as Architect. New York, NY: Architectural History Foundation and M.I.T. Press.