Category Archives: Julia Morgan

2616 Etna, Berkeley

Today we feature a beautifully restored Dutch colonial shingle style designed by Julia Morgan. The home was commissioned for UC professor of zoology Charles Kofoid and his wife Carrie in 1905. Morgan did not use the gambrel roof in her … Continue reading

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1401 Le Roy, Berkeley

This imposing and unusual shingle style residence was designed by John Galen Howard with assists from Stafford Jory and Julia Morgan. Howard never owned the house himself, but he did live in it for eight years after it was completed. … Continue reading

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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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