This exceptional Berkeley home was part of the original compound built by Bernard Maybeck for his family. The Wallen Maybeck house, as it is known, is one of a pair designed by Maybeck for his two children after the Berkeley firestorm of 1923 destroyed the home he had originally constructed on the lot. It was intended for Maybeck’s son Wallen and his family, but it was used by several generations of the Maybeck family over the years including at times Bernard and his wife Annie.
The home would be one of the last that Maybeck would design and it is full of his trademark use of concrete, wood, and steel sash. He was perhaps freest to indulge his artistic flights of fancy when he was working for himself and evidence of this can be seen throughout. The home is a true landmark of Berkeley architecture designed by one of the fathers of Bay Region architecture.