Liliore Green Rains Houses

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Liliore Green Rains Houses

Liliore Green Rains Houses, one of Stanford’s largest housing complexes, accommodates nearly 800 single students in two-and four-bedroom apartments clustered around lawns and courtyards. 

With their red tile roofs, sand-colored stucco walls, small circular windows, and arcades, the award-winning Rains Houses recall traditional California mission architecture, but with a postmodern interpretation.

When designing buildings in clusters extending over 12 acres of lawns and courtyards, Architects Backen, Arrigoni and Ross incorporated fragments of the Hacienda, an adobe winery built in 1875 by Peter Coutts. By employing elements such as a semicircular pergola, a fountain, and a restored white-brick Buttery, the architects added a unique historical feel to the complex.

Named for its benefactress, Liliore Green Rains Houses opened to students in 1988.

General Information

Residence Name Rains Houses
Map
Neighborhood

Escondido Village
Stanford, CA 94305

Mailing Address

Buildings: 201, 206, 208, 210 216

Buildings: 202, 207, 209

Buildings: 212-15

Buildings: 217-238

Building number, Rosse Lane

 

Building number, Running Farm Lane

Building number, Pine Hill Court

Building number, Ayrshire Farm Lane

Housing
Front Desk
Rains Houses Housing Front Desk
Housing Category Graduate
Residence Type Apartments
Custodial Service Common areas are University managed. Apartments are not serviced while occupied.
Dining Service

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Kitchens provided; optional Stanford Dining or student-managed plan

The Apartments

Rains Living/Dining Room ­ Rains Kitchen
Living/Dining Room Kitchen
Rains Bedroom ­
Bedroom

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Please note all rooms are staged for photographs, decorative items not provided.­­

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Gender-Neutral Housing Option

Student Housing has a gender-neutral housing program in Lyman, Munger and Rains to allow students to live in an apartment with mixed gender.

Students will not be randomly assigned to a mixed gender room or apartment. Students will live only with coed roommates of their choosing and must completely occupy the apartment.

For more information regarding this policy, please read the gender-neutral information online.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible for living ­ Some
Wheelchair accessible for visiting ­ Some

Furnishings

* Please note:  furnishings in Rains Houses are being updated over Summer 2016.  The items marked below with an asterisk are either already in each apartment or will be installed in the near future.  If the new extra-long full-sized bed has not yet been installed, the bed may still be an extra-long twin.

2 - BEDROOM APARTMENT
General Bedroom Living/Dining Kitchen
Wall-to-wall carpeting    Extra-long full bed* Dining room table Refrigerator/freezer
Window coverings Desk, desk pedestal*, chair Four dining chairs Stove with self-cleaning oven
High-speed internet access in each bedroom and
living room
Bookshelf Living room sofa and upholstered chair ­
Three stacking dresser drawers* Coffee table ­
­ Nightstand pedestal*   ­
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4 - BEDROOM APARTMENT
General Bedroom Living/Dining Kitchen
Wall-to-wall carpeting Extra-long full bed*

Dining room table

Refrigerator/freezer
Window coverings Desk, desk pedestal*, chair Six dining chairs Stove with self-cleaning oven
High-speed internet access in each bedroom and living room Bookshelf Living room sofa and two upholstered chairs ­
Three stacking dresser drawers* Coffee table ­
­ Nightstand pedestal* Coffee table ­
 
Notes: Extra-long full-sized mattresses measure 54" x 80".  Please keep this in mind when purchasing bed linens. Students who want to bring their own beds may store the University bed at their own expense. No storage is available for unneeded furniture. Students provide their own cookware, dishes, utensils, towels, and other kitchen items.

Sample Floor Plans

Floor Plan of Two Bedroom Unit
2 - Bedroom Top View
Floor Plan of Four Bedroom Unit
4 - Bedroom Top View

Common Areas

Lounges and Meeting Rooms

Eight buildings house the Rains Housing Front Desk and common rooms for meetings and social events, laundry, and computer clusters.

Rains residents can use their apartment keys to access three of the four Rains lounges: Bailey, Willis, and Fairclough.

Fairclough Lounge Area at Rains     Fairclough Lounge Area at Rains

The fourth lounge, Timoshenko, may be reserved for private functions at the Rains Housing Front Desk. Timoshenko has a fireplace, microwave oven, couches, tables, and chairs.

Timoshenko Lounge Area at Rains     Timoshenko Lounge Area at Rains

Conference room

A conference room in Building 5 is used primarily as a student study room. Furnished with tables, chairs, and a dry erase board, it is accessible with a Rains apartment key.

The Rains complex incorporates the white-brick Rains Buttery, a vestige of Peter Coutts’ 1875 farm. The Buttery is often used for Rains community events staged by the Community Associates (students who volunteer to coordinate programs and activities for Rains residents).

Rains Buttery - Community Events Room     Rains Buttery - Community Events Room

Laundry Rooms

Environmentally-friendly washers and dryers are located in buildings 203, 210, 211, 230, and 231. Rent includes Student Housing’s "Just Like Home" laundry program, giving residents unlimited use of these washers and dryers; no coins or cards required.

Computer clusters

Rains’ two computer clusters are equipped with laser printers, scanner and Macintosh­ computers loaded with many commonly used software programs.

Computer Cluster at Rains     Computer Cluster at Rains