Gallery: Update to Daniel Liebermann’s Radius House Preserves Organic V...

Photo: Caitlin Atkinson

In 1960, architect Daniel Liebermann — who apprenticed under Frank Lloyd Wright — built a house on a hilly site in a new way, designing a structure that curved along a Marin County ridge and was embedded partially in it. The house’s West-facing wall of windows allowed it to melt into its surroundings, and it was fittingly made of rustic materials: salvaged brick, exposed radial beams of Douglas fir reclaimed from a bridge in Ukiah, and skylights obtained from WWII bombers. After 50 years, those rustic materials needed a face lift, and the house’s new owners brought in and SmithBuilt builders and Dwyer Design to modernize it without detracting from Libermann’s vision. We got a chance to check out the renovation during this year’s Marin Living:Home tours hosted by AIA SF – read on for a first look!

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  1. danna segal December 24, 2013 at 2:42 am

    I would like to contact Daniel Liebermann. I worked with him many years ago while doing my masters in Architecture at Berkeley, CA.
    Do you have his E-Mail? Telephone?
    Thank you,
    Danna Segal

  2. alexjameslowe May 27, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    What an awesome house!

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