1 Orchard, Berkeley

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This unusual cluster of homes at the foot of Panoramic Hill was designed by Walter Steilberg for his family shortly after he opened his own architectural practice in Berkeley. Steilberg was a longtime associate of Julia Morgan, working as both draftsman and engineer on many of her best known projects. Once on his own, Panoramic Hill would become the focal point for his solo practice, with a great many his thoughtful homes lining the winding roads there. The homes we feature today are extremely personal and in some ways experimental examples of his work, but they still demonstrate his characteristic preference for combining stucco and shingles at the exterior and for incorporating sometimes surprising Asian details throughout.

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