Greene & Greene Virtual Archives
Winthrop B. Fay House
Pasadena, California, 1898
AboutSearchResourcesMy G&GHelpCopyrightReproductionSite IndexContact Us
Basic Search View Project List

Winthrop B. Fay House
Pasadena, California

At the time of completion, the Fay house represented the Greenes most ambitious residential design since opening their office in 1894. The decorative details suggest a debt to other architects practicing in the same region, including Cornell-trained Frederick Roehrig. The Greenes summoned from their experience as apprentices in Boston the ability to design large stair halls in unpainted wood (oak in this case), and the elaborate use of balconies and porches pre-figures the classic Greene & Greene exterior spaces of 1907-09.