Even more than the nearby Alsop House, the Lamberson dwelling mirrors the horizontality of the prairie and its hilltop location. Dramatic low-pitched roofs sail out of the central brick core of the building, their extensive overhangs producing deeply shadowed patterns below. The design of the house is based on equilateral triangles set on four-foot modules. Again as in Alsop House, the brick-encased kitchen forms the core of the design, with public living space on one side, and private sleeping space on the other side.
- David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, p. 288.
SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012. Online. http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE392. Accessed 2014-03-11.