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Festival Home Tours | Case Study House #26
Take an archiectural tour of the historic Case Study House #26 built in San Rafael in 1962 designed by Beverley (David) Thorne (1924 – 2017)
Architect: Beverley (David) Thorne | 1924-2017
Location: San Rafael
Building Size/Acres: 1,955 SF / 0.9 acre
Completion Year: 1962
Photographer: Rob Jordan, Alfonso Cordon
About the Home
Take this exclusive home tour experience and learn about the historic Case Study House #26 built in San Rafael in 1962 designed by Beverley (David) Thorne (1924 – 2017) who liked the challenge to design houses for hillsides, typically shunned by regular developers. This home was part of the influential Case Study House program, which ran from 1945 to 1966 and defined the image of modern California architecture.
Intended as the representative residence of Bethlehem Steel CEO Harrison Fuller, after his death, a TWA pilot/flight attendant couple lived in this home until it was sold in 2015. The structurally expressive design has been kept mostly in its original condition by past and current owners. The rational floorplan separates private from social spaces, of which the latter are accentuated by a double-height space, whose dramatic roof follows the slope of the lot.
About the Architecture + the City Festival (September 10-30)
Presented by the Center for Architecture + Design in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIASF), the 18th annual Architecture + the City Festival continues to offer behind-the-scenes programs, walking tours, literature, live presentations, and more that provide an excellent opportunity for all communities to experience architecture and design in a myriad of ways throughout the city. Every September, the festival reveals the many facets and layers of San Francisco, and how architecture and design play a key role in this ever-changing urban landscape.
For more info visit: www.archandcity.org