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



The Harold Bradley house in Pasadena makes maximum use of a small lot, by yielding a small area to the driveway and garage, and reserving the focal point for a garden terrace. The terrace provides garden views and access for all the major rooms of the house through glass doors and windows. Though placed at the front of the house, privacy was created by effective use of a translucent plastic wall and the natural topography of the site-- the house sits on a slight rise above the street. Wide roof overhangs, up to eight feet, provide shelter to the south and west facing rooms.


Whitney Smith, architect
Fred Dapprich, photographer


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




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Whitney Smith, architect Fred Dapprich, photographer, “Smith and Williams: Bradley house (Pasadena, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed September 27, 2021,