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Beverley D. Thorne, Dave & Iola Brubeck House, 1953

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The Dave & Iola Brubeck House, designed by architect Beverley D. Thorne in 1953, is a significant example of mid-century modern architecture, particularly noted for its integration with the natural landscape. Located in Oakland, California, this house was custom-designed for the renowned jazz musician Dave Brubeck and his wife, Iola.

Thorne, known for his expertise in using steel in residential architecture, designed the Brubeck House with a distinctive modernist aesthetic. The house features a cantilevered structure that extends gracefully over the sloping terrain, a design choice that not only minimizes the building's impact on the natural environment but also provides spectacular views of the surrounding area. The extensive use of glass in the form of large windows and sliding doors allows for ample natural light and enhances the connection between the interior spaces and the outdoors.

The interior of the house reflects the simplicity and functionalism characteristic of mid-century modern design, with an open floor plan, clean lines, and minimal ornamentation. The use of natural materials, such as wood, in conjunction with steel and glass, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere while maintaining a modern feel.

The Dave & Iola Brubeck House is not only an architectural treasure for its innovative design and aesthetic appeal but also a testament to Thorne's ability to create a living space that harmoniously blends modern architecture with its natural setting. The house remains an important example of the creative and thoughtful design prevalent in mid-century modern architecture.


Printed on 310gsm Giclée Hahnemühle German Etching

  • 30x45 cm (12x18 inches) is a limited edition of 100
  • 40x60 cm (16x24 inches) is a limited edition of 50
  • 50x75 cm (20x30 inches) is a limited edition of 25

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