Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Rice, Lilian Jeannette, Architect (firm); Lilian Jeannette Rice (architect)

Dates: constructed 1929

2 stories

La Jolla, CA

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Author Judith Paine observed of Lilian Rice's (1888-1938) Robinson House in 1977: "Some consider... the Robinson House of 1929 in La Jolla the highpoint of her career. Built entirely of wood and stone, it perches on the top of a steep slope overlooking the Pacific at the end of a private lane that ensures a maximum of privacy. The flow of multileveled wood-paneled rooms creates a dusky, romantic feeling enhanced by its dramatic view. Inside and outside, intricate wood details catch light and shadow." (See Judith Paine, "Lilian Rice," in Susana Torre, ed., Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective, [New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1977], p. 110.)

PCAD id: 16657