Leon Clayton Meyer (June 24, 1924 – February 3, 2003) was a Bay Area architect noted for designing round houses in the 1950s-1970s.

Meyer's firm was Meyer and Taylor Modern Structures. Meyer and his family lived in one of the houses he designed on Balboa Drive. 1


  • 5727 Balboa Drive, Oakland, CA (built for Meyer's family in 1966)
  • 46 Melvin Court, Oakland, CA (built for the Nolan family in 1967)
  • 7265 Saroni Drive, Oakland, CA (built in 1968)
  • 2347 Hagen Oaks Drive, Alamo, CA (built in 1973)
  • 6939 Paso Robles Drive, Oakland, CA (built in 1974 with a square addition constructed in 1991)
  • 3221 Via Solana, Escondido, CA (built for Meyer's family in 1981)

At some point Meyer moved to Escondido, CA (near San Diego). 2

Photos CC-SA-BY Our Oakland.

6939 Paso Robles5727 Balboa Drive7265 Saroni Drive46 Melvin Court

Links and References

  1. 'King of the Round House' on Eichler Network
  2. License Search on CA Architects Board