3913 Happy Valley, Lafayette

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This sprawling Lafayette mid-century is a bit reminiscent of the work of Richard Danskin who built a great number of homes in Lafayette and Orinda during the 1960s. His trademark low slope roofs interrupted by a high peak are easy to spot among the more traditional ranch homes that line the winding streets there. However, this home was actually designed by William Wurster while Danskin was still in school. Obviously, its skillful incorporation of adobe and steel, wood and glass made quite a lasting impression on the young Mr. Danskin.

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