6401 Chelton, Oakland

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Hamilton Murdock is probably best known today as the architect of the massive Orinda Country Club clubhouse, but during the 20s and 30s he had a thriving architectural practice in San Francisco and later in Oakland. He designed numerous commercial structures as well as many impressive residences around the Bay Area. The home we feature today is one of his large domestic commissions. It is designed in a Spanish colonial revival idiom much like the aforementioned clubhouse, and it is simply full of great wrought iron embellishments and interesting plaster work. It is a testament to his facility with this particular style and good indication of the reason for his great success during this period.

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