In ROLAND E. COATE, the authors focus on one of the most admired and influential residential architects ever to practice in Southern California. In a remarkable career that spanned more than three decades, Roland E. Coate produced hundreds of exceptional designs from Santa Barbara to Bel-Air, Hollywood, Hancock Park, and Pasadena that ranged from quaint bungalows to grand mansions. Coate's ability to work in a variety of styles from English Tudor to Monterey Colonial with equal grace made him a favorite with those seeking the very best. His client list""with names like Doheny, O'Melveny, Hoover, and Hertz""reads like a "Who's Who" of the most important and influential figures of the era.
Marc Appleton is the founding principal of Appleton Partners LLP, an architectural firm in Santa Monica and Santa Barbara. He has written, published, or contributed to many books, including George Washington Smith: An Architect's Scrapbook (2001), Robert Winter's Myron Hunt at Occidental College (2012), and Ranches: Home on the Range in California (2016). Marc lives in Santa Barbara.
Residential Realtor Bret Parsons founded Bret Parsons Real Estate in 2008. He has written four books, including Colcord Home (2008), the biography of the beloved Southern California architect Gerard Colcord. He is associate manager of Pacific Union International's Hancock Park office and executive director of its architectural division. Bret resides in Los Angeles.