Open House Obsession: Julia Morgan in St. Francis Wood

67 San Leandro Way, St. Francis Wood, $2.2M

6San Leandro Way, St. Francis Wood, $2.2M
Built in 1922 for Rev. Robert Donaldson, an eminent Bay Area Presbyterian minister, this simple house hits all the marks on the Julia Morgan checklist– picturesque massing, simple repeated elements throughout, and period details. In this house, all the windows are leaded, many are arched, and some have stained glass inserts. But there's nothing over the top, and aside from a little Gothic framing the entrance, the exterior is almost severe. From the back:
Over the years, the owners haven't renovated away the classic details and moldings and they've done a great job on the renovated kitchen:
Morgan designed a number of houses with a discreet side entrance, which made a kind of pinwheel layout possible (see plan below.)
St. Francis Wood was San francisco's first planned community, laid out by the Olmstead Brothers in 1912. For more about Julia Morgan and her career see this link from Hearst Castle.  Open Sunday, June 9 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Built in 1922 for Rev. Robert Donaldson, an eminent Bay Area Presbyterian minister, this simple house hits all the marks on the Julia Morgan checklist– picturesque massing, simple repeated elements throughout, and period details. Here all the windows are leaded, many are arched, and some have stained glass inserts.
But there's nothing over the top, and aside from a little Gothic framing the entrance, the exterior is almost severe. From the back:
Over the years, the owners haven't renovated away the classic details and have done a great job on the renovated kitchen:
Morgan designed a number of houses with a discreet side entrance, which made a kind of pinwheel layout possible.
St. Francis Wood was San francisco's first planned community, laid out by the Olmstead Brothers in 1912. For more about Julia Morgan and her career see this link from Hearst Castle.  Open Sunday, September 9 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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