1995: The modernist Blades Residence in Santa Barbara, California. Thom Mayne, architect.
Blades Residence by Thom Mayne
Photo by Kim Zwarts courtesy of the Pritzker Prize Committee
Pritzker Prize winning architect Thom Mayne wanted to transcend the concept of a traditional suburban home when he designed the Blades Residence in Santa Barbara, California. Boundaries blur between indoors and out. The garden is an elliptical outdoor room that dominates the 4,800 square foot home.
The house was built for Richard and Vicki Blades.