Architect Thornton M. Abells 1957 Mid Century open air concept is quintessential Post and Beam architecture. Located in the tranquility of RivasCanyon on an approximate acre and set behind gates for enhanced privacy, the owner contracted designer Stacy Jacobson and Bret Thoeny of BOTO DesignArchitects to expand the home with a seamless addition that pays tribute to the integrity of Abells original...

Thornton Abell, FAIA

The Beck House, 1950

This Case Study Architect's early post & beam design gained National recognition as an Architectural Record Record House shortly after completion. Setback, and walled from Roscomare Road, the residence opens to a U-shaped central court, and out to a wide lawn and garden. Behind the garden a trail leads up to a hidden studio/office retreat. All is near to nature. This is surprising given the close-in...

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