Cliff May: Smith house (La Habra, Calif.)

Description

As one of Cliff May's first large-scale custom ranch houses for his benefactor and business partner John Arnholt Smith, this rendering and floor plan show how grand May's early work could be. The U shaped house was accentuated by the diagonal living room and dining room placement on each corner. Each room opened onto the central courtyard through a covered porch. This large-scale "ranchos de luxe" was a fitting residence for the land and oil financier Smith.

Creator

Cliff May, Architect

Source

Cliff May papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date

1935-1936

Rights

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Citation

Cliff May, Architect, “Cliff May: Smith house (La Habra, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed September 27, 2021, http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/209.