Paul R. Hanna Residence, “Honeycomb House,” 1936, Stanford, California
The Hanna Residence is a variation of the L-shaped Usonian plan. Based on a hexagonal grid system similar to a honeycomb, the plan allows more flexible interior space than a system based on the square or rectangle.
The house is not a hexagon, but curves around the hillside it rests upon. Walls are set at 120-degree angles which are much more open than the 90-degree angles found in typical residential structures.
Easily assembled or disassembled, the non-masonry walls of the house permit flexible alteration of interior space.
The Hanna Residence is located in Stanford CA. Stanford University maintains the residence.