Edificionado is pleased to have represented the buyers of the Landfall Estate, the only known residence built in the Sierras by Bay Area Case Study architect Beverley David Thorne. Originally called Thorneyrock, the home was designed as a small cabin for radio and television pioneer Paul Bartlett. When he and his wife Mary decided to live in the home full time in the 70’s, they changed the name to Landfall and had Thorne design an addition to make it more comfortable as a full time residence.
Like all of Thorne’s homes, this one is built on a steel frame creating opportunities for large expanses of glass and wide open spaces. It is supported on substantial concrete columns, appearing to float effortlessly above the rocky terrain from certain vantages. Here Thorne demonstrates clearly that his innate talent for creating exceptional structures for challenging sites was not limited to the environs of the Bay Area. His designs, it turns out, feel as at home in the snow as they do in the fog.