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Clinton Walker House, 1948

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Clinton Walker House, 1948

Clinton Walker House, Carmel

©2010 Betsy Malloy Photography. Used by Permission.
Built for Mrs. Clinton Walker of stone, with a copper roof and a hexagon-based floor plan like Hanna House in Palo Alto, this seaside home was designed in 1948, the same year as the V.C. Morris gift shop in San Francisco and completed in 1951. It has a wide roof, supported by the central chimney, which bears the roof's weight and allows almost-unbroken casement windows on the ocean side. Design details include repeated horizontal elements.

A master bedroom was added in 1956. In the 1959 movie "A Summer Place," (which was ostensibly set on the East Coast) characters Ken and Sylvia mention that their beachfront house was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright - and indeed it was. The film shows views of the Walker House's interior and exterior and from the patio.

Scenic Road at Ocean View Avenue
Carmel, CA
Private Residence, no public tours

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