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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 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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