This is the lone Rudolph project on the west coast.
“For visual excitement and to open the 3,000 square feet of interior space to the outdoors, Rudolph gave the house a pinwheel-shaped plan. Donald Luckenbill, the job captain, explains, ‘There are three levels of indoor and outdoor spaces that spiral up to a fourth level, which contains the master bedroom suite.’ On the sloping property the living room, guest bedroom, and kitchen are all adjacent to garden courts, each with a distinct character. Rudolph, who loves automobiles and thinks of them as ‘outer garments that you put on and take off,’ considers the vine-covered motor court as a special ‘room for the car.'”
Zevon, Susan. “A Courtly House.” House Beautiful 138 (March 1996): 129.