Category Archives: Julia Morgan

686 Mariposa, Oakland

There is no mention of it in the listing, but according to at least one reliable source, this lovely shingled craftsman is the work of Julia Morgan. It is without doubt a highly symmetrical and very finely detailed home, so … Continue reading

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1220 Spruce, Berkeley

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 … Continue reading

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2900 Derby, Berkeley

This lovely Julia Morgan shingle style has had an interesting life. The home was originally built at 2819 Garber Street for Alma Galbraith, a Latin teacher at Oakland High School. It is one of Morgan’s earliest surviving commissions, having been … Continue reading

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2118 Marin, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a charming Berkeley Tudor revival designed by Julia Morgan. It is a fairly reserved example of Morgan’s work without much of the flamboyant detailing that characterizes many of her homes of this period, but its … Continue reading

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1232 Bay, Alameda

The George and Lutie Walker house is a substantial Tudor revival residence designed by Julia Morgan in 1909. The highly symmetrical home features unusual vertical half timbering and an assortment of gables in various shapes and sizes. Morgan reduces the … Continue reading

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2901 Channing, Berkeley

It is unusual to have two Julia Morgan homes on the market at the same time, let alone two of her earliest homes, but that is the auspicious situation we find ourselves in today. Following closely on the heels of … Continue reading

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828 Contra Costa, Berkeley

Julia Morgan was a trailblazer. The first woman to graduate with an architecture degree from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the first woman to be licensed as an architect in the State of California, she had already accomplished … Continue reading

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