Wayne Cain Architectural Art Glass
For Sale

Oakholm: $2,799,000

Reader Richard Muller - who notes that the pictures on the site show a Blacker House lamp reproduction, similar to one he built not too long ago - sends the following realtor's listing for Charles Sumner Greene's Arroyo Terrace home, and Thomas Houser suggests taking a look at the property using Google maps/satellite.

Oakholm, the original residence & living art of Charles Sumner Greene was built on Arroyo Terrace in the Park Place Tract, an area now considered to be the single greatest concentration of the Greene Bros work. Built in 1902 as a 2 bd/1 ba structure, the home was then expanded over a period of years to accomodate Greene's growing family. Comprised of 7 bedrooms (including the original studio), 4 ba, formal dining room, 4 fplcs, butler's pantry, and fabulous architecturally -complimenting catering-style kitchen, the home was extensively restored by Randell Mackinson in the late 1990's, including the construction of the vine-covered pergola, designed but never built by Charles Greene. Considered as Charles Greene's experimental laboratory, the home incorporated interior colors and textures eventually used in other Greene & Greene designs. Views of the Arroyo, San Rafael Hills, and the San Gabriel's (sic) are still enjoyed from many rooms throughout the house & property.