The 1952 Ludeken House by San Francisco architect Jack Hillmer,which has since been "marred by unsympathetic renovations." (These photos by Ezra Stoller supplement the post I made of the house a few months back.)
A profile of Hillmer in SFGate tells you a bit about the man:
Note his ingenious use of light and and of raw, natural materials, even down to the delightful wooden basins ...
Hillmer's use of natural materials helped define the Bay Region Style in the years after World War II... Hillmer also earned a reputation as a perfectionist, and by 1960 Architectural Forum summarized his career as "20 years of practice (that) have produced few buildings but very expressive ones." All told, Hillmer produced fewer than 10 finished homes -- but they have had an inordinate influence because of their purity and beauty, even spirituality."My approach to architecture was as an art," he says. "The approach of most other architects is as a business. I never really thought about how much money I was getting."