[Photo credit: Lenis Hazlett, Stanford Historical Society]
In Palo Alto, Stanford University's architecture can be world-class. They've been big patrons of starchitecture over the past hundred years or so. On a more domestic level, Palo Alto is full of handsome housing by the Bay Area's best known architects. Plus Frank Lloyd Wright's Hanna House.
Next Sunday, April 29, the Stanford Historical Society is holding a house and garden tour of what was considered affordable housing for faculty members in the early 1900's. Included are early projects by Bakewell & Brown (who would soon move on design San Francisco's City Hall) and a Tudor house with grandly-scaled interiors by Henry Collins. Never have a house tour without a book launch, in this case part of a series of scholarly monographs: Historic Houses IV: Early Residential Communities of the Lower San Juan District, Stanford University. Make a day of it. Do a drive-by of the Hanna House. See the Cantor Center and its plaza full of impossibly polished Rodins, and nearby, the Andy Goldsworthy earthwork Stone River.
· Historic Houses [Stanford Historical Society]
· Hanna House [Via]
· Cantor Arts Center [Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University]