DWYER DESIGN
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vivian dwyer

Daniel Liebermann, who apprenticed with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, designed the 1,000-sq-ft Radius House in 1960. The current owners, Andrew and Kim Todd, contractor Kevin Smith and designer Vivian Dwyer agreed that the goal of this project was to insert modern elements into this house of the earth. The roof was rebuilt to allow for adequate ventilation and for a proper electrical system. It was necessary to redesign the kitchen, refurbish concrete floors, wood beams, metal pipes and resurface the canted, curved brick walls with smooth, white plaster. The space at the rear was rearranged into a master bedroom with an open washing area, separate powder room and closet/dressing room. Every space opens to views of the giant redwoods that surround the property, connecting with the outside and making the house feel bigger. The movement of light during the day activates different parts of the house, while layering the lighting carries this magical effect to the night. This house is a perfect example of how to live well in a small space.

Photographer: Joe Fletcher
URL
http://www.dwyer-design.com

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to That Treehouse Magic
The Radius House is all about the redwoods that surround it.
This last example, the aptly named Radius House, dates back to 1960 and is directly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright's curvilinear houses. The curve is used to give maximum exposure to the trees around the house. Next, let's take a look inside.
Becky Harris added this to 5 Homes That Won't Box You In
This home is called The Radius House, and Daniel Leibermann, a former Taliesin West student of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed it in 1960. Dwyer Design completed a recent renovation to update the house, which architect Vivian Dwyer dubbed "delicate surgery."
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Cliffside Homes Encourage Living on the Edge
Whether it's the entire home or just a room, another approach is to go out beyond the edge. This is structurally a more daring approach, and the home becomes less safe abode and more aerie perch. This relationship between site and home is not for the faint of heart.

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April 3, 2014
RUSTIC PATHWAY TO ENTRY
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January 25, 2014
wow! zebra is bold!
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January 13, 2014
Marin, of course. Love this house.
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December 26, 2013
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vivian dwyer http://www.dwyer-design.com Daniel Liebermann, who apprenticed with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, designed the 1,000-sq-ft Radius House in 1960. The current owners, Andrew and Kim Todd, contractor Kevin Smith and designer Vivian Dwyer agreed that the goal of this project was to insert modern elements into this house of the earth. The roof was rebuilt to allow for adequate ventilation and for a proper electrical syst...
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Frank Loyd Wright - Bungalow
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This home is called The Radius House, and Daniel Leibermann, a former Taliesin West student of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed it in 1960. Dwyer Design completed a recent renovation to update the house, which architect Vivian Dwyer dubbed "delicate surgery."
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July 11, 2012
This home is called The Radius House, and Daniel Leibermann, a former Taliesin West student of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed it in 1960. Dwyer Design completed a recent renovation to update the house, which architect Vivian Dwyer dubbed "delicate surgery."
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This last example, the aptly named Radius House, dates back to 1960 and is directly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright's curvilinear houses. The curve is used to give maximum exposure to the trees around the house. Next, let's take a look inside.
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1960 Radius House
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December 7, 2011
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December 4, 2011
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December 4, 2011
can I live here?
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Like how this one room hangs out into the landscape
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December 4, 2011
Radius house built in the 1960's influenced by Frank Loyd Wright.
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December 1, 2011
Outdoor room
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Rustic with patina
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palapa
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October 24, 2011
Would love my bedroom to hang over the cliff
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October 10, 2011
Natural ideas of similarities. The cliff side views and woodsy surroundings and inspirational use of wood
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Radius house
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July 19, 2011
love a living space jutting over a cliff
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July 18, 2011
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March 22, 2011
outdoor gazebo
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March 6, 2011
Great overall vibe
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March 1, 2011
The Radius House is just as gorgeous from the outside. I just love how connected it is to the outdoors and the stunning redwoods.
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September 20, 2010
sandy stucco. nice color with the wood
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August 26, 2010
eclectic
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August 4, 2010
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June 26, 2010
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bedroom
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May 12, 2010
Love this! Rustic... wood, rock and green foliage are a winning combination.
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