Smith and Williams: Smith house (Pasadena, Calif.)

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Description

Smith’s own house began as a garage on a piece of land that had been part of a larger residential property. He wrote about the house in a letter to an editor at the Ladies Home Journal in 1948: “The garden walls and landscaping positively define the total limits of view so that. . . the actual view is about 75 feet, interrupted only by vertical columns and planting. . . .Space means nothing unless defined. Openness means little unless there also is closure.”

Creator

Whitney Smith, architect
Smith and Williams, architects
Julius Shulman, photographer

Source

Smith & Williams records, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date

1948-1951

Rights

© J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

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Collection

Citation

Whitney Smith, architect Smith and Williams, architects Julius Shulman, photographer, “Smith and Williams: Smith house (Pasadena, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed September 27, 2021, http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/512.