Michael Pearce is a Southern California architect who is currently a principal at GreenTeamArchitects in Los Angeles. Though his recent work seems to have moved away from the eye-popping postmodernism of this large Oakland Hills home, he was obviously quite comfortable with this vernacular in the late 90s. The house is a playfully assembled grouping of shapes and colors with small punch windows, and whimsical rooflines and cantilevers. Of particular note is the exceptional staircase which is encased in a corncob shaped turret that is attached to the rest of the house by a glazed walkway.
Though postmodernism is currently out of favor in the design community, it is only a matter of time before these playful late twentieth century period pieces experience a resurgence in popularity; and when they do, those that had the foresight to see their value when they were out of vogue will be well rewarded.