2840 Maple St.
San Diego, CA 92104
Nestled on the rim of Switzer Canyon, this was Richard Requa's last Masterpiece. It's a prime example of his superb attention to design details. This Historically designated, split-level, Mills Act home has been impeccably maintained & updated with the finest materials. Features include a gourmet kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances & granite counter-tops. Gleaming hardwood floors, updated bathrooms, 6 sets of French doors invite you to several tranquil patio & decks opening onto a peaceful canyon. Mills Act in place. 2013 Property Taxes were $1800. The Hamilton House is a 1941 California Cottage designed by Master Architect Richard S. Requa. I was designed to conform to the natural topography and take advantage of southern sunlight exposures on a small canyon. French doors and windows open to a garage deck and patio. Colonial ornamentation on the doors, molding, trim and built-in shelves and cabinets compliment smooth plaster walls, hardwood floors, and an arched entry between the living room and dining room. The exterior is sided with wide horizontal clapboard. This is a new discovery of Requa's last known residential project before he died. Master Architect Irving Gill developed the California Cottage in 1908-1909, when Requa was an understudy. This is Requa's only known 1941 adaptation of Gill's California Cottage blended with Requa's experimentation with an emerging ranch style that would replace his earlier Spanish Eclectic style. The new undefined architectural style is distinguished by conforming the floor elevation design to the natural topography, orientation of windows and French doors to capture maximum sunlight from Switzer Canyon to the south, application of trim and cornice ornamentation, and heavy landscaping. This is an important example of a reemerging theme of national emphasis on health and sunlight in architectural design.