Gilbert Stanley Underwood, Architect
The Underwood Residence, 1946
First offering in 58 years! Acclaimed architect of the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley Gilbert Stanley Underwood’s own home, 1928. For his own family’s residence Underwood enhances architect and planner Franz Herding’s original vision for the upscale Hollywood Knolls as a Mediterranean hillside community by building his house in the popular Spanish Revival style. Built around a fully walled central courtyard with a grassy children’s play yard beyond, the residence exudes a calm dignity and appropriateness to its location. Here, the charm and romance of the style is enhanced by an exposed wooden window header set into the front façade, a rear wood ceilinged verandah, a wood burning fireplace, unpainted wooden doors, and fine detailing with wide plank floors, wrought Iron, and period fixtures.