Everett Abrams of La Jolla is listed as the architect on the
plans for this home, build at de Anza Country Club in 1959.
The home was designed for San Diego developer Lou Burgener,
who was a partner in the development of San Diego's largest
and most innovative post war suburban community of Clairemont.
(Burgener's partner was Carlos Tavares, who would later become
involved in the development of Borrego Springs Resort). Architect
Everett Abrams is currently a mystery. Harold Abrams was one
of the architects used by Burgener and Tavares to design Clairemont
and had offices in La Jolla. The coincidence in last names
This home features a sweeping view of the 10th fairway
and is next door to two of the first homes built at de Anza.
It retains many of its original features.
In the main entryway, Abrams designed the decorative detailing
in an oriental style. The home features some unusual and
exotic elements. The bar and lounge paneling is of "pecky
wood" cypress from Florida. The room also features
a built in audio entertainment center.
The plans feature a large "master suite" wing
at one end of the house and a separate "children's
wing" off the kitchen. Marble countertops are standard
in the baths. The master bedroom features a spacious dressing
area with custom built-in vanity. The living room fireplace
is of rock collected on site and in the surrounding desert.
The home's custom sofa and massive cocktail table with pull
out seating are original.
The present owner (the home's third) has undertaken several
restoration projects including the home's original all-electric
Chambers stoves. de Anza Country Club was billed as a "modern"
community and "modern" meant "all electric"
appliances. de Anza Golf Estates, the development surrounding
the golf course took steps to underground utilities in 1969.