Mark Mills’ architectural practice was based in Carmel so the majority of his creative organic homes are found along the picturesque central coast, but we are fortunate to have a number here in the East Bay as well. Like many of the best known California mid-century designers, Mills trained with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesen, and Wright’s influence is readily apparent in many of his designs. But Mills’ work is also extremely varied and was in some ways more responsive to the site and the needs of clients than was Wright’s.
This particular home is a fairly subdued example, but it is still full of Mills’ expressive use of materials and compelling interior spaces. It is always a treat to see one of his lovely homes here in our back yard.