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by Douglas Newby, Real Estate Broker

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Frank Robert Designed House as Bridge

House Bridges River

House Bridges River at Base of Sequoia National Park

In my last post, I wrote about footbridges leading to the front doors of architect designed homes. Concurrently, friends in California sent me photographs of their home in which the house itself bridges the river.

Riparian Properties Have Time Honored and Dramatic Appeal

While homes on the ocean and lakes often have a glamorous nonchalance about them, a home on a river is rooted in purpose.

Architect Frank Robert Designed Home over River at Base of Sequoia National Park

Here at the base of the Sequoia National Park architect Frank Robert designed a dramatic midcentury home that takes a holistic approach to the environment. This home celebrates the river and incorporates the river into its design. From inside the house one looks on to the river, and looks across the river at the house, and looks down through a glass floor and sees the river.

Architect Frank Robert Trained with Frank Lloyd Wright

Architect Frank Robert who trained with Frank Lloyd Wright knows how to capture a location to catapult a house into the realm of magnificent. Materials for the home were taken from the area and blend into the environment. The design has a solidity to balance the power of the river and a visual lightness to keep from obstructing the resource that draws one to the site in the first place.

Architecturally Significant Homes/Architecture Coast to Coast

See more pictures and information on this home at California Architecture.

One Response to “Frank Robert Designed House as Bridge”

  1. Deborah Lencioni Lapp Says:

    I must live near this house, and I’d love to see it. My architect is Arthur Dyson, also a FLLW associate. I live in his Lencioni Home 1986 and am currently building another nearby.

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