Here we are walking up to the Chanticleer House, a mix of French and American design. The stuccoed home has a mansard roof and was built in 1913. The Rosengartens moved into the home year-round in 1924, but had enlarged it by building a new formal dining room and re-purposing the old dining room into a library.
The gravel forecourt is meticulously raked by a head gardener, which takes up to 45 minutes to complete the design, depending on the complexity. The space is raked maybe four times a week, depending on visitor traffic. I did not dare to step on the gravel. It is surrounded by Asian Cherry trees, Accolade, that are under-planted with Hydrangea.
The design varies from concentric circles, wavy lines to a basket weave pattern, like above.
I was here as the Lenten Roses rested, and the Hydrangea was just beginning to bud. June is when the Hydrangea blooms. Lacecaps are on the right and Mopheads are on the left of this path.
The view is spectacular from the House.
This is the upper Terrace where the Teacup originally stood.
Now let’s head to the pool area.