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Dome Home in Pasadena Interior photo

In Pasadena, Wallace Neff's last remaining 'bubble house'

Wallace Neff's Shell House - not a dream home per say...just dreamy :)

Airform Bubble House in Pasadena by architect Wallace Neff

Wallace Neff in front of one of his Airform homes. Thousands were built; most have been demolished. There is only one left standing in the US.

a 1940s housing bubble

Wallace Neff, a Southern California architect who made Spanish-style mansions for Hollywood stars in the ’30s and ’40s, also tried his hand at designing innovative, low-cost housing for…

Wallace Neff's “bubble houses”

No Nails, No Lumber – Wallace Neff’s Bubble Houses – Architecture Book

When I first set eye upon these grainy images of extraordinary bubble houses in this unique new architecture book I ...

wallace neff Bubble house gunite

The rise and fall of Wallace Neff's bubble houses

Decorative breeze block adorns a pool deck in front of Wallace Neff bubble houses in the US Virgin Islands, 1962.

Bubble houses of Wallace Neff

Wallace Neff (1895–1982) may be best known for the Spanish Colonial Revival homes he designed for Hollywood stars including Judy Garland, Groucho Marx and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., but Neff considered his most significant contribution to the field of architecture — his legacy — to be his Airform bubble houses.

Wallace Neff – Airform Dome-mid 40's-neff is mainly know for building homes in Hollywood. However, he also had an interest in affordable housing.

Wallace Neff - Airform Dome Pioneer - Mortar Sprayer

Wallace Neff was a founder of balloon formed architecture. Neff would inflate a rubber form and spray concrete on it.

A view of an interior of one of Wallace Neff's Airform Dome homes.

Wallace Neff - Airform Dome Pioneer - Mortar Sprayer

Wallace Neff was a founder of balloon formed architecture. Neff would inflate a rubber form and spray concrete on it.

Wallace Neff's Revolutionary Bubbles Make a SoCal Comeback

Wallace Neff's Revolutionary Bubbles Make a SoCal Comeback

The prolific architect Wallace Neff designed scads of lovely SoCal houses (mostly Spanish) back in the Old Hollywood era (his houses include Judy Garland's in Bel Air and the famous Pickfair in...

No Nails, No Lumber: The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff - ELLE DECOR

Living In A Bubble

A new book pays tribute to architect Wallace Neff and his iconic bubble houses

One of Neff’s patent drawings for a double-bubble house. Courtesy Huntington Library. Image from "No Nails, No Lumber: The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff" by Jeffrey Head. Princeton Architectural Press.

Inside the last ‘bubble house’

Wallace Neff was a “starchitect.” He designed houses for the wealthiest tycoons and biggest Hollywood stars of the 30’s 40’s and 50’s, including Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland and Groucho Marx.…

What would it feel like to live in a Wallace Neff Bubble Houde? I would enjoy the central fireplace. What do you think?

In Pasadena, Wallace Neff's last remaining 'bubble house'

A Wallace Neff Bubble House.

Bubble houses of Wallace Neff

Wallace Neff (1895–1982) may be best known for the Spanish Colonial Revival homes he designed for Hollywood stars including Judy Garland, Groucho Marx and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., but Neff considered his most significant contribution to the field of architecture — his legacy — to be his Airform bubble houses.