Dr. Francis Fenelon Rowland, a wealthy medical doctor,
sportsman, and founder of the Valley Hunt Club, was
a discerning client. In 1903, the Greenes built him
a rustic house with a broad gable roof designed to
function as both his personal home and his medical
office. The family entry was on the short end of the
rectangular plan, hidden under low eaves, while the
office ran adjacent to the family living quarters.
A separate patients’ entrance was easily visible
from the street on one of the long, gabled elevations.
A double-height ceiling distinguished the patient
reception area and this feature was mirrored in the
two-story height of the family kitchen on the opposite
corner of the house. Kitchen cooking heat and fumes
were carried up to vents near the exposed rafters.