Craig Ellwood designed the Daphne residence for San Francisco based mortician Nicholas Daphne in 1960 and completed in 1961. The house is currently on the market. The U-shaped house integrates a centralized pool. The obvious is the method of construction, quoting Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth house; single and double columns on the outside supporting weight allowing implementation of a column free plan. I found some pictures of the house for the 80’s and it is very evident that the house has changed. This current listing shows the house in a contemporary state, which I don’t mind. The cabinetry in the house is perfect, almost Florence Knoll esque. The fireplace is a stunning focal point that anchors the room centrally. The only thing I think I would do if it were my home would be to provide a little more warmth via some more wood furnishings.
Images from a listing in the 80’s