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Clauss / Mayer House : 1963

721 Treehouse Lane, Sacramento, CA

6 beds / 3 baths / 3,804 sq ft / 52,707 sq ft lot

"The Mayer home, in tone rustic and informal, rambles around an almost U-shaped courtyard and looks over a wooded field. Like many of Sparks' homes, it suggests a mountain lodge because of its dark, natural wood walls -- and, in spots, a cave, because of its walls of natural rock."

- David Weinstein, "Signature Singular Sparks", http://www.eichlernetwork.com/article/signature-singular-sparks, 02/01/2010

For more about the Mayer House at CA Modern

Notes:
Weinstein notes the Mayers did some sheet rocking over of the natural stone walls in the master bedroom and kitchen. For the purist, it would be possible to re-expose that Sparks feature. In addition, it appears that the trellised eves visible in the 1965 photos have been covered over by sheet plywood. Rebuilding those would re-introduce another salient Sparks detail. The Archive has the blueprints for this house.

O: John Jr & Joan Clauss
I: Scott & Miriam Mayer
C: For sale, April 2016

Color Photos by David Toerge for CA Modern. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Black and White photos by Carter Sparks courtesy of the Sparks Family. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Main Room
Photo by David Toerge
Through the Oaks [circa 1965]

Photo courtesy the Sparks Family

Carter Sparks snapshot

Photo courtesy the Sparks Family

Joan Clauss

Photo courtesy the Sparks Family

View from clearing
Photo by David Toerge
Interior Courtyard [circa 1965]

Photo courtesy the Sparks Family

Front Door
Photo by David Toerge
Master Bath
photo : for home remodeling mag
Master Bath
photo : for home remodeling mag