This Japanese influenced post and beam modern was designed in 1960. Design credit for this classic is often solely attributed to the architect firm Buff and Hensman.
But digging around on the interwebs I discovered the design efforts involved the client’s daughter too. In a book written on Buff and Hensman, Donald Hensman states Ina Dubnoff, daughter of the firm’s clients John and Belle Dubnoff, had been a student in the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California when both Conrad Buff and I were professors there. It was agreed that we would design the home in collaboration with Ina Dubnoff and oversee all aspects of design.”
From curbside to inside the trio incorporated an extensive use of glass, redwood beams, and stucco for the exterior.
The floor plan is designed to a T, literally. In the shape of a T the layout consists of one wing for the master bedroom suite at one end and the guest bedrooms wing at the other. The step-down living room, formal dining room and kitchen are located in the middle section. The floor plan also includes an office/study room with a three quarter bath you can access from the carport.
When you add an impeccable indoor-outdoor flow available from every room it’s no wonder this home is marked for being added to the list of National Register of Historic Places.
And those views of the San Rafael hills aren’t bad either.
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Listing courtesy of Robin Stever – Coldwell Banker