I met some of my Night Photography Meet-up group before heading up to the city (San Francisco) we toured the house and garden. It’s a beautiful estate. On Sat. it was horribly crowded so getting good shots was difficult. I must go back during the week when less people are about the place.
History for those who like it:
After the 1906 earthquake, many wealthy San Francisco families relocated to the Peninsula and built large estates. A
number of these families made their fotunes in the railroad, mining, banking, and mercantile boom of America’s Gilded Age. Filoli is the last of these estates remaining on all of its original 654 acres. Built by Mr. and Mrs. William Bowers Bourn II, who lived here between 1919 and 1936, the estate was sold to Mr. and Mrs. William P. Roth in 1937. In 1975, Mrs. Roth donated the estate to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Today the property is open to the public from February through October with the help of more than 1,000 volunteers.