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
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.