Los Angeles, California. 1919. One of the earliest Storybook Style developments, "Studio Court" was designed by Danish immigrant Einar Cortsen Petersen as a collection of artists' cottages. Meant to recall his native village of Abeltoft in Denmark, the unpretentious, half-timbered cottages were built with a rustic look of heavy, paneled doors, whitewashed walls and irregular, shake roofs, and faced a long, central paved courtyard. Petersen was a well-known artist in early Los Angeles, his murals found in many buildings of the time, and he developed these simple cottages as straightforward studios for his fellow artists and artisans.