900 Regal, Berkeley

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The Warner Brown House is a fairly early William Wurster design executed the same year as the famed Gregory Farmhouse and only 4 years after he had returned to the Bay Area to open his own office. Though the level of finish in the Brown House is quite different than that in the Gregory commission, the same reductive inclination is very apparent in both these early works and already Wurster’s spare detailing and innate ability to create beauty out of simplicity is clearly present.

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2 Responses to 900 Regal, Berkeley

  1. What a beauty! All of the woodwork looks terrific, and it makes me wonder about the flat white ceilings, do you think the ceilings were always that way?

    • edificionado says:

      I haven’t seen any period photos of this particular house, but I would guess those are the original ceilings. Wurster often did wood walls and a plaster ceiling in combination.

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