170 Hillcrest, Berkeley

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It’s a bit hard to tell from the photos, but this somewhat atypical one and one half story bungalow is one of the few homes designed by Edna Deakin to have survived the great Berkeley fire of 1923. Deakin was a contemporary of Julia Morgan but she didn’t start at Berkeley until the year after Morgan graduated. She would go on to work with John Galen Howard and John Hudson Thomas before striking out on her own, designing particularly creative takes on familiar period forms. In this case it’s a highly symmetrical bungalow with an unusual central balcony and just the slightest reference to boxed beams inside.

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