Greene, Charles Sumner and Henry Mather


Greene, Charles Sumner and Henry Mather
born Oct. 12, 1868, Brighton, Ohio, U.S.
died June 11, 1957, Carmel, Calif.

born Jan. 23, 1870, Brighton, Ohio
died Oct. 2, 1954, Pasadena, Calif.

U.S. architects.

The Greene brothers established a partnership in Pasadena, Calif., in 1894. Using a Modernist approach, they pushed the older Stick style further than it had ever gone. In the years 1904–11 they pioneered the influential California bungalow, a single-storied house with a low-pitched roof. Their bungalows feature wide, low volumes, the use of balconies and verandas to achieve a melding of indoor and outdoor space, and frank utilization of wood members (sticks), exquisitely worked and extending gracefully beyond the edges of the spreading gables.

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