Sturges house
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Darmok and Jalad
N 34° 04.019 W 118° 28.877
11S E 363308 N 3770573
Look up in the sky. It's a bird.. It's a plane... It's a cantilevered Usonian in Brentwood!!!
Waymark Code: WM4YV8
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 29

This monolithic but small space with a cantilevered redwood clad terrace on a red brick pedestal was originally built for a Lockheed engineer and his growing family. The house is comprised of only two bedrooms and a wrap around terrace.

With an an interior space of only 900 square feet when the original owners outgrew the house they had a larger house built nearby by another architect complete with an enlarged copy of the Sturges living room.

According to Heinz, the design was originally developed as the first design for the Malcom Willey house (visit link) in Minneapolis.

The house leaked so badly following completion that Sturges designed and installed a series of rain funnels and a later owner worked with former Wright apprentice John Lautner to install a metal flashing system.

It is reminiscent of the Feldman house (visit link) in Berkeley, the Kundert Medical Clinic (visit link) in San Luis Obispo, and the Walter River Pavilion (Cedar Rock) in Iowa.

The current and longtime owner is Jack Larson, TV's Jimmy Olson of The Adventures of Superman fame.
Year Completed: 1939

Commissioned By: Geroge Sturges

Nearest City or Town: Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles

Public/Private: Private

Tours Available?: no

Website: Not listed

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