2828 Hillegass, Berkeley

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Clarence Dakin hailed from a family of artists and architects and is perhaps best known for the collaboration with his cousin Edna Deakin to rebuild the notorious Temple of the Wings after it burned in the Berkeley fire of 1923. But he also had a thriving solo practice and was responsible for some very creative First Bay residences around Berkeley including this showy example on Hillegass. The home is a thoroughly considered composition, firmly rooted in the craftsman tradition, yet still looking forward with a distinct hint of prairie influence in the detailing both inside and out.

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