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Compact Houses

Architect: James Herbert Brownell (1962)

Developer: Pearce & Co.

Builder: Fergin-Griffin Co.

Location: San Diego (Pacific Beach), CA


Brownell was an architect based in Corona Del Mar, just up the road in Orange County. These sixteen homes demonstrate an ingenious solution to a series of narrow, sloping lots with views on one side. The solution was to build them as row homes, and push them as far up the hill as possible to maximize the views. More information can be found here

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Taken on January 29, 2013