1220 Spruce, Berkeley

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The Dr. Robert Keys house is a charming Berkeley shingle style designed by East Bay phenom Julia Morgan. The home has a fairly loose and rather playful symmetry that is somewhat unusual in Morgan homes which are often quite strictly bilateral. Inside, it is full of beautifully preserved woodwork consisting of tall battens that rise to a wide crown. It is a fairly reserved treatment for a home of this vintage that lends the interior spaces a distinguished charm not always present in First Bay Region residences.

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