Walker Residence
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Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
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Location Carmel, California   map
Date 1948   timeline
Building Type house
 Construction System bearing masonry, stone
Climate mild
Context beach side
Notes S.306. on beach




Discussion Walker Residence Commentary

"This stone structure, built on the beach side of Scenic Road on Monterey Bay, lies mostly below street level, seemingly a natural extension of the rocky promontory at this curve in the beach front. Two materials have graced the living room roof, porcelain enamel, and copper. It is necessarily cantilevered from the masonry core so that no weight rests on the corbelling bands of glass. These windows block a direct breeze, but admit a gentle current of air. The master bedroom has been enlarged."

— William Allin Storrer. The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog. project 306.

The Creator's Words

"My prescription for a modern house: first, a good site. Pick one that has features making for character....Then build your house so that you may still look from where you stood upon all that charmed you and lose nothing of what you saw before the house was built, but see more.

Architectural association accentuates the character of the landscape if the architecture is right."

— Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and Gerald Nordland, ed. Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas. p44.


Scenic Road at Martin Street
Carmel, California 93921

— Thomas A. Heinz. Architectural Monographs No. 18: Frank Lloyd Wright. p141.

Sources on Walker Residence

Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and Gerald Nordland, ed. Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1987. ISBN 0-8-93-1421-5. LC 87-20755. NA737.W7A4 1988. plan drawing, p44.

William S. Saunders. Modern Architecture—Photographs by Ezra Stoller. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1990. ISBN 0-8109-3816-2. exterior photo, p29. — A wonderful & inspiring book of beautiful photographs by a master of architectural photography. Available at Amazon.com

William Allin Storrer. The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: a Complete Catalog. Second Edition. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1979. ISBN 0-262-19171-7. LC 68-1306. NA737.W7A4 1978. photo of exterior, p306.

William Allin Storrer. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1993. ISBN 0-226-77624-7. LC 93-30127. NA737.W7A4 1993. plan drawing.   Available at Amazon.com

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

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