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Steel Development House No. 2

Highlighted New Listing – March 30, 2012

Riverside County, CA

 

Steel Development House Number 2 is one of seven all-steel homes-all clustered in the same neighborhood-created by the architectural team of Donald Wexler and Ric Harrison, the structural engineer Bernard Perlin, and the builder Alexander Construction Company. The house is primarily composed of steel and glass on a concrete foundation with no structural wood and represents a unique synthesis of off-site prefabrication and on-site assembly. The house exemplifies simple yet elegant concepts in midcentury modern design plus the novel use of steel construction, demonstrating the possibilities for rapidly-assembled and affordable homes for the middle class that were designed to withstand the harsh desert environment. The property has excellent integrity in all aspects, and appears much as it did as built.

 

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Taken on April 6, 2012