Lawrence House
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Architect Moore and Turnbull/ MLTW
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Location Sea Ranch, California   map
Date 1966   timeline
Building Type house
 Construction System light wood frame
Climate temperate
Context costal or seaside, hillside
Style Bay Area Modern
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Discussion Lawrence House Commentary

"The site is a grassy hillside at the edge of an evergreen forest, with a breathtaking panorama of meadow below and breaking surf. A redwood thicket, shaped by the wind, extends forward from the forest edge; a small clearing in its center became the location for the house, for vacations for a widow and her three spirited children. Their simultaneous desires for privacy and outlook led to a house which rises out of the shelter of the redwoods to form, above the thicket at the western end, a great faceted bay to command the coastal panorama. A single sloping roof continues the profile of the thicket and allows the upper master bedroom to enjoy similar outlooks."

— Toshio Nakamura, ed. The Work of Charles W. Moore. p136.

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Sources on Lawrence House

Francis D. K. Ching. Architecture: Form, Space, and Order. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979. ISBN 0-442-21535-5. LC 79-18045. NA2760.C46. interior perspective drawing, p37. plans, p201. — A nice graphic introduction to architectural ideas. Updated 1996 edition available at Amazon.com

Yukio Futagawa, ed. MLTW: Houses by Moore, Lyndon & Turnbull & Whitaker. Tokyo: ADA EDITA Tokyo Co., 1975. NA737.M6F78. Plan drawing of the lower floor, p68. Section drawing of building, p69. Plan drawing of the upper floor, p68. third floor plan, p68.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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