Saturday, April 24, 2010

Filoli

Following up with my last post, this is the front of the mansion attached to the entrance.
Funded by a local wealthy businessman, Mr. William Bourn, construction of the home began in 1915 and he and his family moved in two years later.
Why the name Filoli? Mr. Bourn's belief was
"FIght for a just cause; LOve your fellow man; LIve a good life."



If the house looks a little familiar to you, it has been featured in a number of television shows and movies. I first noticed it from the opening credits of the 1980's show "Dynasty". You can see the home as the camera pans over it 15 seconds into the video I found on Youtube.
In the show, the home was portrayed to be in Denver, Colorado, but in actuality, it is only about 30 miles south of San Francisco.


More beautiful flowers and possibly a former fountain at the front entrance.


More to come...

- Karen

11 comments:

Christian said...

De biens jolies tulipes rouges. Dans mon jardin , en Picardie,elles sont également en pleine floraison, si tu veux aller faire un tour sur mon blog il y a pas mal de créations et de nouvelles photos. Une bonne journée. Amicalement.
Chris.
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In real pretty red tulips. In my garden, Picardy, they are also in full bloom, if you want to take a look at my blog there are a lot of original and new photos. A good day. Regards.
Chris

Christian said...

Au fait je ne me rappelle plus si je t'ai parlé de mon autre blog...à cette adresse :
http://www.la-gazette-picarde.com/ un blog un peu contestataire et un peu anti-sarkoziste, écologiste, avec une pointe d'humour. Alors comme il faut de tout pour faire un monde, je suis pardonné....
Amitiés. Christian.

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In fact I do not remember if I told you about my other blog ... at this address:
http://www.la-gazette-picarde.com/ a blog a bit rebellious and a little anti-Sarkozy, ecologist, with a touch of humor. So as it takes all kinds to make a world, I am forgiven ....
Friendships. Christian.

RoseBelle said...

The Filoli acronym is beautiful and meaningful. Not only was he a man with tremendous wealth but also a man of great principal and compassion. Do you know if anyone still live there?

AVCr8teur said...

Christian: Tulips are my favorite flowers. Thank you for sending me the link to your other blog.

RoseBelle: The last owner donated the house & garden to the National Trust For Historic Preservation and now it's open to the public.

Ratty said...

The name of the house is interesting. And it's always fun to see a house like this that was from a famous TV show.

Life Ramblings said...

what a charming setting of the mansion and Filoli is such a lovely name.

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rainfield61 said...

I am now in love with Filoli.

dot said...

I like the way he named the place.

AVCr8teur said...

All: I, too, was quite clever how Mr. Bourn, original owner, came up with the name. It was my first time here although it has been open to the public since 1976. Stay tuned for more photos...

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Beautiful mansion and love the name. I immediately recognized it when you mentioned Dynasty.