Upcoming Events

California Ranches: Lands in Transition

August 5th – 7:00pm
California Garden & Landscaping History Society –

Los Angeles, CA

California Garden & Landscaping History Society Present a lecture by Marc Appleton about his book California Ranches.

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Women in Architecture: 4 California Pioneers

September 10th – 7:00pm
TBD – Los Angeles, CA

Women in Luxury Present a lecture by Marc Appleton about Women in Architecture featuring Edla Muir, Lutah Riggs, Lillian Rice & Julia Morgan.

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Past Events

Roland E. Coate Talk

March 10th – 1:00pm
Hancock Park, Los Angeles, CA

Architect Marc Appleton with co-author’s Bret Parsons & architectural historian Steve Vaught will make a multimedia presentation of their recently published biography about the “father of the Monterey Colonial Revival” style home, Roland E. Coate.

2019 Classical Lecture Series: Roland E. Coate

Known as the architect to the stars, Roland E. Coate designed homes for such Hollywood icons as David O. Selznick, Frank Capra, Myrna Loy & many other Hollywood moguls. Fashion icon Tom Ford now owns Betsy Bloomingdale’s famous Coate home in Holmby Hills. Recognized as a “virtuoso” of Spanish, Mediterranean & romantic revival, Coate was especially popular for his Monterey Colonial Revival homes & for the kind of residential designs that has become the definition of California charm, character & good bones. Speakers: Marc Appleton, Bret Parsons, & Steve Vaught

Marc Appleton on Florestal: Then & Now

Enjoy this radio interview with Marc discussing his lecture, Florestal: Then & Now with Arts & Antiques host, Elizabeth Stewart.

Radio Interview

Marc Appleton on Florestal: Then & Now​

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Design Leadership Award Marc Appleton, 2014 Winner

The Design Leadership Award recognizes an individual in the community who reflects the mission of the DLN. This person seeks to contribute to the growth and professionalism of the design market through their work, mentorship, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, academic, or philanthropic endeavors.

Florestal: Then & Now

In 1925, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cooper Bryce built a Spanish Colonial Revival house designed by architect George Washington Smith on fifty-two acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Hope Ranch in Santa Barbara, California.

Lecture Florestal: Then & Now​

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