Harkleroad Round House


Date:
1963
Neighborhood:
Novato
Building Type:
Residential
Address:
Novato, CA
Current Name:
Harkleroad Round House
Current Use:
Residential
Current Condition:
Good
Status:
Unknown
In the late 1950s/early 1960s, an innovative developer/tinkerer by the name of Sam Harkleroad made a name for himself in the San Francisco Bay Area by building unique homes from recycled materials.  A trio of Harkleroad structures sit on a hill overlooking highway 101 in the North Bay city of Novato.  The most well-known building is the "round house."

Sources:
Novato History Museum    http://www.ci.novato.ca.us/index.aspx?page=387

Revolving Architecture:  A History of Buildings That Rotate, Swivel, and Pivot. Chad Randl, Princeton Architectural Press, 2008.

“'Round House Rotates 320 Degrees : Imagination Fuels His Many Oddball Creations,”  Associated Press: June 29, 1986  http://articles.latimes.com/1986-06-29/local/me-482_1_narrow-house

Image Credits:
The Harkleroad Round House, 2008 (Heather David)

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