936 Shevlin, El Cerrito

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The main house at 936 Shevlin is a pretty typical boxy modernist ranch – a common form that fills the streets of El Cerrito, but the guest house in the back yard is another story entirely. It is a beautiful little structure designed by Walter Thomas Brooks during his “Petal Roof” phase. The petal homes were Brooks’ first designs and they are easily identifiable by their trademark flat roof overhangs with clipped out corners. This particular example appears to be largely original and is a great indication of Brooks’ creativity and incredible attention to detail.

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