The King Residence - Buff & Hensman
Saturday, May 08, 2010
SAH/SCC is offering another signature event in our Modern Patrons program with a very special opportunity to visit the Buff & Hensman King Residence in Pasadena.
Built in 1979, the King Residence is a superb example of Buff & Hensman's melding of architecture and landscape in a most unusual setting in the Arroyo, beneath the monumental Highway 134 overcrossing.
This will be a rare opportunity to enjoy the house and surrounding gardens and also learn firsthand from the owners who hired the architects to create a place of serenity and refuge in a spectacular setting. In the monograph Buff & Hensman (USC Guild Press/Balcony Press, 2004), on his partnership with Conrad Buff III, author Don Hensman recalls the King Residence as "a deceptively straightforward floor plan (that) is balanced without being superfluous. Neutral stucco walls complement the natural wood trim of the sunken living room. In fact, the home feels more like sculpture than structure. We designed the artscape and landscaping to connect three structures, blending them into the natural surroundings." Executed in three phases, the undertaking led to a close friendship among the homeowners and architects.
Make your plans to join us for another truly remarkable example of our region's extensive architectural heritage.
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