Roman Pool, Hearst Castle

Julia Morgan
1927-32



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This indoor pool, underneath two tennis courts, is lighted by skylights between the two tennis courts, tall arched windows at each end, and tall standing marble lamps. The main pool is 81' x 31' and 10' deep. All the surfaces are covered with blue and gold mosaic tile--gold leaf is fused in the glass. Decorative and marine motifs and copies of Greco-Roman sculpture add to the sumptuous effects. Curvilinear marble ladders indicate Morgan's consistent attention to detail.

 



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