House of the Week: Architect’s masterpiece

This home atop Mount Soledad is the only California home created by noted architect William Rawn, whose Boston firm was ranked as the No. 1 architectural firm in the nation in the May 2009 issue of Architect magazine. In designing this magnificent home, he sought to build an environment of simple, classic forms, creating a timeless structure to remain fresh far into the future. Known as the ‘Rice House,’ it offers 270-degree views from the mountains to the sea. The approximately 5,500-square-foot residence with five bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths is composed of three pavilions, each with its own distinctive roofline composed of lead-coated copper. The grounds feature a lap pool, spa, expansive decking and professionally landscaped gardens.


7400 Caminito Bassano, La Jolla


$4.65 million or rent for the summer for $20,000 a month


Greg Noonan, (858) 551-3302; Peggy Chodorow, (858) 456-6850; Prudential California Realty