The buildings of Marcel Sedletzky are a discovery. Working primarily on the central coast of California from 1960 to 1973, Sedletzky left a small but intensely interesting portfolio of structures. He opened his solo practice in Carmel in 1960, where he began to design the handful of houses that made his reputation. in his work, were reflections of Breuer, Rudolph, and Gropius, but Sedletzky's work was entirely his own, entirely Californian—organic, modernist, with carefully articulated interiors and bold exteriors. 

Sedletzky is added to the roster of arcitects who made the mid-century built environment of California so rich. Sedletzky was a california modernist in the truest sense: challenging material and ways of construction, concerned about context and the integration of interior and Exterior spaces.

Below are Excerpts from the book on Marcel Sedletzky, written by Bill Staggs and published by wild-coast press - university of California santa cruz.

The Chapter on Hacienda Robles is entitled "They Wanted France - He Gave Them California"

The Chapter on Hacienda Robles is entitled "They Wanted France - He Gave Them California"

First sketches of the house drawn by Marcel.

First sketches of the house drawn by Marcel.

The Backyard and FirePit

The Backyard and FirePit

Photos of the Scale Model of the house created by Marcel.

Photos of the Scale Model of the house created by Marcel.

Interview with the original owners of the house, who worked closely with Marcel.

Interview with the original owners of the house, who worked closely with Marcel.

The adding of the indoor pool 7 years after the main house was built.

The adding of the indoor pool 7 years after the main house was built.