architecture residential borg residence
Glendale, California - 1977





THE PROJECT
To design and build a 3500 sq.ft. Spanish ranch style single level home.
To provide comfortable well lit areas to acomodate a grown family with special
consideration for gourmet cooking and existing mature oak trees.

THE SITE
A fairly large sloping wooded site with special needs for preserving mature oak trees.
An aborist was consulted to be sure that the root system for a mature oak in the entry courtyard
would not be disturbed by construction.

THE CLIENT
Dr. & Mrs Donald Borg
Glendale, California

THE BUILDER
Project was not built due to view obstructing construction on adjacent property.


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The Study Model
In the Preliminary Design Phase, an 1/4"=1'-0" scale study model was constructed.





The Concept
A large rambling single story Spanish ranch house nestled among mature oaks.
Tile roofs with large overhangs are emphasized by the repeated use of large columns.
Good sized rooms, vaulted ceilings, tile floors, wide hallways and atriums with many skylights add to the ambiance.




The Plan
The single leve plan includes a large three car Garage, an Entry, Livingroom, Diningroom, Gourmet Kitchen, Family Room,
Study, Master Suite with large bath and walk-in Wardrobe, three Bedrooms and two split Baths.
Tile flooring is featured in high traffic areas and runs the full length of the house.
At each end of the long axis are skylit atriums that serve as art galleries and provide easy
access to the rooms in the area.



Actual working drawing of the floor plan, Borg Residence, Glendale, California, 1977.








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