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#903:  Kotani-En

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Location:

15891 Ravine Rd, Los Gatos

37.236996,-122.011222

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

Home is on a private road. Gardens are part of a private residence. Plaque can be seen from the road.


From the Guidebook:

Kotani-En is a classical Japanese residence in the formal style of a 13th-century estate with tile roofed walls surrounding a tea house, shrine, gardens, and ponds. Constructed for Max M. Cohen in 1918-1924 of mahogany, cedar, bamboo, and ceramic tile by master artisan Takashima and eleven craftsmen from Japan, Kotani-En represents a harmonious union of art and nature in a two-acre rustic environment. Kotani-En is a prominent example of Japanese landscape architecture in America.



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