Another architect that has paved the way for Visbeen Associates? It was actually a pair of brother architects - Charles & Henry Greene. Their custom residences and ultimate bungalows are prime examples of the Arts & Crafts, otherwise known as Craftsman, movement. After completing education at Washington University and MIT, and having apprenticeships at firms in Boston, Massachusettes, the brothers relocated with their family to Pasadena, California and established their firm, Greene and Greene Architects, in 1894. Their style was distinctly Arts & Crafts influenced by Japanese architecture. One of their most famous bungalows was the Gamble House, designed in 1908, for David & Mary Gamble, of Proctor & Gamble (check out our Architectural Tutorial on the Craftsman Style for more information). Much of Greene-and-Greene-designed architecture was incredibly custom, where even the light fixtures and furniture pieces were designed specifically for each space. Here are a few of their notable works...
The Gamble House
The Pratt House - considered "structural poetry" by Architectural Digest
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The Robert R. Blacker House, an extravagant home that cost upwards of $2.49 million dollars in todays dollars.
Here are a few notable Visbeen Associates' works that were inspired by this dynamic duo...