Smith and Williams: Orange County Home Show house (Costa Mesa, Calif.)

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Description

Robert Thorgusen of Smith and Williams was in charge of this exhibition house for the annual Orange County Home Show. Two identical rectangles—one for living and one for sleeping— are adjacent to a central court and surrounded by decks. Exposed wood elements and the use of shojis provide a Japanese character. The house is 1,000 square feet but the decks nearly double the square footage. After the Home Show, Thorgusen moved the house to property he owned.

Creator

Smith and Williams, architects
Frashers Fotos, photographer
Robert Thorgusen, architect

Source

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

Date

circa 1957-1958

Rights

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Collection

Citation

Smith and Williams, architects Frashers Fotos, photographer Robert Thorgusen, architect, “Smith and Williams: Orange County Home Show house (Costa Mesa, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed September 27, 2021, http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/527.