Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses; landscapes - cultural landscapes - gardens

Designers: Huntsman-Trout, Edward, Landscape Architect (firm); Siple, Allen, Architect (firm); Trousdale, Paul, Building Contractor (firm); Edward Huntsman-Trout (landscape architect); Allen George Siple (architect); Paul Trousdale (developer)

Dates: constructed 1946-1947

Los Angeles, CA

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Developer Paul Trousdale made plans to build 1,200 dwellings in this sub-division in Los Angeles, CA, and commissioned Allan Siple and Edward Huntsman-Trout to design the tract's model house. The model house occupied a 80 by 120-foot lot and was required to cost $15,000 without landscaping. Siple designed a 1-story, ranch house exterior with compound hipped-roofs covering an L-shaped plan; kitchen, living, dining, bath and bedrooms were located in a rectangular box on the lots north side. Projecting south was an open, covered porch connecting the residence with its garage. The model house's bland interior contained 3 bedrooms and 1 bath and was designed to appeal to the largest number; it featured tepid New England Colonial furniture with a few vaguely Early American architectural details, seen especially at the fireplace.

PCAD id: 15981