Wallace Neff, Architect
Historic Libby Ranch, 1923. Wallace Neff, architect, with later alterations and outbuildings by Austen Pierpont. The romance of the Arbolada is alive and well at Libby Ranch. Here industrialist Edmund Drummond Libby reserved the finest oaken lands of the Arbolada for his ranch/estate. Pierpont's French Country additions merge comfortably with the award winning Spanish Colonial architecture of Neff's stables. Recent restorations and interior design by Kathryn M. Ireland result in a picturesque and timeless 7+ acre country estate that affords one of the last authentic statements of early California lifestyle. Main residence includes: 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, heavy-beamed great hall with massive fireplace, and plank floors, new country kitchen/dining room, library/loft, artist's studio, new landscaping and swimmers pool. Stable block with paddocks and other outbuildings including guest quarters, smithy, gatekeeper's cottage and 4-car carriage house garage.