Cliff May: May house #3 (Los Angeles, Calif.)


When the house was built in 1938–1939, the interior was connected to the outdoors visually through windows facing a sun terrace. In 1949, May changed some of those windows to glass doors. He also added heating under the concrete floor of the outdoor area adjacent to the living and dining rooms, as well as
a sunken fire pit just outside the heated area. These changes allowed the sun terrace to be used for activities in the living and dining rooms. Though the pool was seen in the early plans, it wasn’t built until 1956.


Cliff May, architect


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


circa 1938-1939


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Cliff May, architect, “Cliff May: May house #3 (Los Angeles, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed November 23, 2020,