Modjeska House

Originally built as a home for Polish actress, Helena Modjeska, this house is as close to a colonial style as one can get on the west coast. The single-story building has a linear floorplan, with multiple perpendicular roof pitches and gables. Large windows, including circular and bay windows, perforate the simple white shiplap cladding. A dark, all-wood interior, and a large stone fireplace hold a century and a half of stories. (2017)

Architect: Stanford White

Built: 1888

Style: Colonial

Type: Residential

Address: 29042 Modjeska Canyon Rd

City: Unincorporated (Modjeska Canyon)


National Archives Catalog. (2020). California SP Modjeska House.