2501 Hilgard, Berkeley

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This unusually creative take on the fourplex form is attributed to Walter Ratcliff whose prolific practice was responsible for a great number of showy residences and commercial structures across Berkeley. Here he has tackled a type of structure generally focused more on utility than aesthetics, but he has managed to impart on it his own love of the surprising detail and loose symmetry as a means to create visual interest – yet another indication of Ratcliff’s immense talent as a designer.

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