Stanford University Hanna House

Stanford University Hanna House - Architectural Rehabilitation - ARG

One of ARG’s first projects at Stanford, the Hanna House was rendered uninhabitable following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1937, the project entailed careful coordination of the structural, mechanical, and electrical upgrade requirements in order to preserve the original design, materials, and landscaping features.

What You May Not Know

This house, nicknamed “Honeycomb House,” is based on hexagonal geometry, with no right angles in the floor plan. This radical experimentation allowed Wright to explore open spatial planning.

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The house was designed in 1936 for Stanford University professor Paul Hanna, his wife Jean, and their five children. They lived there until 1975.

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The Hannas thought the house would cost $15,000 and ended up with a price tag of $37,000.

 

Site plan courtesy of Architectural Resources Group.