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S.C. Graham House
Los Angeles, California, 1911
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S.C. Graham House
Los Angeles, California

The never executed S. C. Graham House of 1911 was designed for a quasi-suburban setting in the Westchester Tract of Los Angeles. The L-shaped, three-story, sixteen-room mansion included a large living room (thirty-two feet by twenty-one feet), a spacious stair-hall, library, and a covered porch along the street elevation. Tapered buttresses were to support stucco (or possibly Gunite) covered brick piers. In the English idiom revived for the designs of the Fleishhacker and A. M. Drake projects, the S. C. Graham House had understated exposed structural wood beams. On the inside, however, the walls were to be defined by crisp sectional wood paneling. The design for the oak-paneled library included art-glass windows. Plaster ceilings were specified throughout, and the dining room was to be embellished with a brushed-and-carved redwood frieze. The house was prominently featured in a Los Angeles Times newspaper article on December 10, 1911 announcing its upcoming construction.