AKA: Neff House, Oak Knoll, Pasadena, CA; Experimental Dome House, Oak Knoll, Pasadena, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Neff, Wallace, Architect (firm); Edwin Wallace Neff Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1946

1 story, total floor area: 1,000 sq. ft.

1097 South Los Robles
Oak Knoll, Pasadena, CA 91106-4349

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Neff originally designed this experimental concrete dome house for his brother; the architect was looking for a way to mass-produce houses without utilizing wood framing; a sandwich of concrete, insulation and concrete was applied over a inflated Goodyear rubber bladder. The structure had 2 bedrooms and about 1,000 square feet. At its apex, it stood 12 feet tall. Wallace Neff lived in this residence at his death in 1982.

PCAD id: 14436