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    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

    Laszlo B, jcliehn, anti_christa, and 30 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. spins LPs 15 months ago | reply

      Genius homes and a great photo of them.

    2. scleroplex 15 months ago | reply

      beautiful :-)

    3. Marie Noëlle Taine 15 months ago | reply

      J'aime cette végétation !

    4. Retro Mama69 15 months ago | reply

      The plants are so beautiful!

    5. jaimederringer 15 months ago | reply

      I love these houses.

    6. mcmsdmike 15 months ago | reply

      there are some in ocean beach to. the perfect mcm floor plan for me i think i could build one in my back yard but the city of san diego planning dept said no to a 2nd unit . my lot is 25x 140 with alley

    7. Chimay Bleue 15 months ago | reply

      Thanks, everyone! These are beautiful homes and the design was perfect for the location. I'm glad they're in such good shape.

      Why did they turn you down? Zoning?

      It really goes so well with the house, I think!

    8. mcmsdmike 15 months ago | reply

      yes on the 2nd unit but i can build up to 1667 sf house

    9. featherstone58 14 months ago | reply

      Brilliant design and landscape

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