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exterior residence photos 2006


The Gould Residence is a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted classic Craftsman home, designed by Henry Mather Greene of Greene and Greene Architects, Pasadena, CA. It is the only Greene and Greene design in Ventura and one of the most - if not THE most - highly documented designs of the firm on record. The house is on the National Register of Historic places as a place of National and State significance.  There are three levels of National Register listings; local significance, state significance, and national significance.  This is the ONLY Henry Mather Greene house on the National Register. It is one of the last homes he designed.

Included in the purchase of the home are a number of hand-made, original Henry Greene-designed items including the following:

Front Door ~ crafted in Peter Hall Workshop, Pasadena. Refinished for the 1st time in 1981 and refinished again spring 2007
Living room ~ chandeliers
  ~ 'oriental' bookshelves
Sunroom ~ built-in desk

~ wall sconces
  ~ built-in shelves and drawers below window seat
Breakfast Room ~ drawer pulls
Dining Room ~ built-in hand-crafted china buffet cabinet
  ~ drawers and drawer pulls for the cabinet
  ~ stained glass window above the cabinet
Master Bedroom #1 ~ light fixtures in bedroom and bath
Bedroom #2 ~ bookshelves under bay window
Bedroom #3 ~ curio cabinets
Staircase ~ mirror

~ sconces
Breezeway ~ light fixture

Commissioned in 1923, the home was built by local contractor Clark Still between 1923 and 1924 with additional work completed into the 1940s. Please visit the various pages to the left for detailed information about the residence, the property, the conservation easement and even original correspondence between the principals.