Paul S. Hoag

  • The Sterling Holloway House

    UNIQUE PROBLEMS AND UNIQUE SOLUTIONS to the problems seemed certain when Sterling Holloway commissioned me to design his house in Laguna Beach. His opening statement was that I must design it primarily for his paintings and sculpture and only secondarily for himself. This remark was quickly followed by the observation that he would therefore need many solid walls for hanging paintings but that his building site had an unsurpassed view of mountains, ocean and coastline which should not be cut off by solid walls!

    As our main concern was for the gallery aspect of the house, we first considered the