and what-have-you

Architect Rudolph Matern — sometimes working with architects Herman York, Samuel Paul and others — was responsible for the design of tens of thousands of suburban homes during the US’s post-WWII residential construction boom. He sold architectural drawings for single-family homes via ads in local papers, blueprint catalogs, and model home exhibitions.

Here is his design G-92, a circular vacation home with four extruding wings, advertised in 1967 –

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The literal centerpiece of the house was its sunken circular lounge, “a kind of combination living room, family room and what-have-you” –

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As far as I can ascertain, the design was never built.

Two years later he came out with another round house design, plan W69102, even more modern in emphasis –

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I haven’t found a built version of this one, either.

3 thoughts on “and what-have-you

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