Corbetta House


Date:
1960
Neighborhood:
Los Altos
Building Type:
Residential
Address:
12500 Corbetta Lane, Los Altos Hills, California
Current Name:
Corbetta House
Current Use:
Residential
Current Condition:
Good
Status:
Altered
Originally built as a party house for retired Eastern contractor Louis Corbetta, the “Corbetta House,” a scalloped concrete parasol resting on a central barrel column, was ultimately joined by two more pavilions, creating a full-time family residence. The shell-like roofs were comprised of pre-cast concrete segments welded together at the joints. The pavilions, constructed of concrete, steel, and glass, are connected by bridges. The clustered home rests peacefully, cantilevered over a half-acre man-made lake.


Sources:
"The Call of California,” Life Magazine, October 19, 1962 “Phenomenon of the Cluster House,” James De Long, House Beautiful, June 1965
The Corbetta House: Influences of 20th Century Architecture, Lorna Corbetta, 1997


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