The sun setting behind the lovely Esterel mountains - home to Barry Dierks & Eric Sawyer.
The glowing red rocks of the Esterel mountains where Barry and Eric made their home in a deserted, but beautiful, landscape.
The deserted Miramar coastline where Barry built their iconic villa Le Trident in 1925.
Le Trident being built, with the long flight of steps down through the rocks which led to the private coves for private bathing.
Le Trident, seen from the rocks above. Wonderful colours – white on red on indigo blue.
Elegant Barry Dierks, Architect
Eric Sawyer, Business Manager, Surveyor and Landscape Designer
Barry & Eric with their dogs
Living and Loving on the Riviera is the story of the American architect Barry Dierks, his English partner Eric Sawyer, and the stunning houses and gardens they designed on the French Riviera during the 1920’s and 1930’s – for those who could afford them.
From their own home built into the red rocks of the Estérel mountains and above the Mediterranean, Barry as the architect in the partnership, with Eric as garden designer and business manager, built or remodelled around 60 houses in the south of France.
These were occupied by Americans, British and French, many of whom have their own fascinating stories. Handsome and sociable, Barry and Eric were ‘the two charmers’ of the Riviera social scene in the years between the wars, indeed leading a charmed life until the Second World War changed everything and revealed their determination and courage in their respective adventures.
‘LIVING AND LOVING ON THE RIVIERA’
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