Friday, March 19, 2021

HOUSE OF D. C. NORCROSS LOS ANGELES - ROLAND E. COATE, ARCHITECT


HOUSE OF D. C. NORCROSS  LOS ANGELES
  ROLAND E. COATE, ARCHITECT


Commissioned by petroleum executive David C. and Irene Norcross on a prominent hill overlooking the Bel Air Country Club. The house features many Monterey Revival influences, as well as some intricate ironwork on a double-height balcony which references the architectural styles in New Orleans. The landscape plan was designed by A.E. Hanson.


HOUSE OF D. C. NORCROSS  LOS ANGELES
  ROLAND E. COATE, ARCHITECT



HOUSE OF D. C. NORCROSS  LOS ANGELES
  ROLAND E. COATE, ARCHITECT




HOUSE OF D. C. NORCROSS  LOS ANGELES
  ROLAND E. COATE, ARCHITECT


HOUSE OF D. C. NORCROSS  LOS ANGELES
  ROLAND E. COATE, ARCHITECT


HOUSE OF D. C. NORCROSS  LOS ANGELES
  ROLAND E. COATE, ARCHITECT


Site: instead of stepping down the various rooms with the grade, ground was excavated so that the house itself rests practically level.

Roof: rough laid hand-made tile, almost yellow in color.

Walls: covered with Gunite which in turn has been given a hand trowelled coat of stucco, resembling old-fashioned lime plaster in texture and color.

Color scheme: walls are pure white. Some windows are painted antique yellow, others green. Shutters are green; likewise the iron work.


Roots of Style: Colonial Monterey Sets the Stage for Unique Design


The house was torn down during an expansion of the property next door at 671 Siena Way

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