Lloyd's Big Sur House


Interior of house built by Lloyd Kahn, Burns Creek, Big Sur, California, in 1967–68. Posts are recycled 8 × 12 double-track railroad ties. Flooring and roof deck are 2 × 8 Monterey pine T&G from Carmel Valley. Photo by Lloyd Kahn

4 Responses to Lloyd's Big Sur House

  1. MJ says:

    I could move right in here and not change a thing. Beauty in solid strength!

  2. Anon says:


    I think when someone (Lloyd) has put this kind of “Art” and “Soul” into Architecture, it must hurt to leave it.

  3. Peter says:

    Beautiful, solid building with a lovely feeling of space. Wood stove standing on a wooden floor not such a good idea, but I guess we all live and learn.
    Does this building still exist? I think I have seen pictures of the exterior in a few places.

  4. Marlin says:

    I like the creosote posts. My dad built our childhood home out of salvaged 12’x12′ creo timbers from a pier.In the many years since he sold it no one else has really been able to live in it for long because the smell bothered them. But I love the smell. Reminds me of childhood. lol

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