bell tower and
exterior of the carriage house / cabana structure are essentially
original, featuring such details as the original stucco
walls and wrought iron gates.
We're not sure if the art deco mermaid
brackets on the pool side of the cabana are original, but they are
true to the spirit of the period.
25' x 50' spring-fed swimming
pool (with working lion
fountains at each corner) is also original to the estate. The
cement at the base
of the diving board platform is signed with the date 1/19/28.
We're told that the original owner of the estate had the pool built
for his daughter's 16th birthday.
to our purchase, the interior of the cabana was (badly) redone
to convert it into an apartment, and it used by the current tenant
It was probably at the time of this conversion that the outdoor
bar and apartment kitchen
were added. A seeminly interminable top-to-bottom renovation
has now transformed it into an upscale
guest house worthy of the original Goodrich estate.
far, we've been unable to corroborate any of the Goodrich history
by research on the Internet-- but we're sticking with the story
unless we find out otherwise. We'll be planting rubber trees on
the property just in case....