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Spruce Park Garden Homes

Spruce Park Garden Homes, as seen during the Spruce Park Centennial Historic Home Tour, 2022

The gardens, open greenspaces & even mini-forests have grown up around these homes, creating private spaces behind walls of vegetation. The two images just below are from the front & side of one home on the tour--the Orval Bradbury House (1947). The early Contemporary-styled home is mostly hidden; the lush gardens that surround the home is what makes it that way.

A thankful shout-out to Antoinette Pacheco, one of the main organizers of the event, who wears many hats: besides running the event & staffing some of the home docents with her family members, she also contributed her Pueblo Revival into the mix, the first home built in the neighborhood almost 100 years ago. Originally I met Antoinette in her role as President of Grotto Di Via, her local construction company, when she invested in an infill property. Her backyard greenspace, with a modern-styled chiminea, is just below.

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