Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses

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

Dates: constructed 1923

2 stories

La Granda
Rancho Santa Fe, CA

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Architect Lilian J. Rice produced an L-shaped plan for the Valenciana Apartments, the interior of the L filled with a walled patio. Rice used the predominant idiom of Rancho Santa Fe (and most of Southern CA) at the time, the Spanish Colonial Revival Style for the apartments. The exterior was stuccoed and Spanish tile clad the roofs. Single lines of rooms were connected on each side of the L by exterior circulation spaces, loggias or balconied corridors. Rooms spaced single-file enabled cross-ventilation in most spaces. The second story featured a prominent cantilevered balcony that linked all spaces lining it.

PCAD id: 4752