Edna Root Shapiro House
Michael Black (American architect, 1937-2008)
View of the "grand atrium"; a walled entry garden with overhanging roof (originally all materials were left natural, not painted); The house was designed for Edna Root Shapiro, a San Francisco heiress and art collector. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.25 bathrooms. The original exterior of the house was not painted. The beams, gates and all wood details were left natural. The slubstone (cut stone cladding) walls were also left a natural gray. The "grand atrium" is actually a walled garden with the massive pergola-like roof extending over it. There are slots cut into this for sun for the plantings.
Type of Workhouse
architecture, contemporary (1960 to present), suburbs, Desert Modernism, Twentieth century
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