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By Philip Ferrato
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.
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Morgan designed a number of houses with a discreet side entrance, which made a kind of pinwheel layout possible.
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:
St. Francis Wood was San francisco's <a href="http://www.outsidelands.org/sfw.php" target="_hplink">first planned community</a>, laid out by the Olmstead Brothers in 1912. For more about Julia Morgan and her career see this <a href="http://www.hearstcastle.org/history-art/historic-people/julia-morgan" target="_hplink">link from Hearst Castle</a>. <em>Open Sunday, September 9 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.</em>
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