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Vanna Venturi House
The first commission for the parents of a young architect is an oft-told tale, but few have been told with such loving detail as Robert Venturi's “Mother's House.” Unlike the Esherick House that directly faces Sunset Lane, the Venturi House is sited as far back as possible from the street, with a subtly angled drive bisecting the property that is now screened by mature plantings. Like the Esherick House, the design began with a centered recess containing the entrance and a flat
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