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Pictures which include Barry Dierk’s houses on the Riviera
‘THOSE TWO CHARMERS’
Barry Dierks & Eric Sawyer
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 70 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.