13 October 2004

A Frank Lloyd Wright haven

Photo: Daniella Thompson, 2004

On Wednesday, 13 October, BAHA thanked its regular volunteers and members in the Patron and Benefactor categories by way of a private reception in an opulent Frank Lloyd Wright home.

Photo: Daniella Thompson, 2004

Built in 1948, the house wraps around a lushly landscaped pool fed by a waterfall. Dramatic redwood and concrete-block interiors feature widely varying ceiling heights, culminating with the butterfly-roofed living room. Two creeks traverse the three-and-a-half-acre lot, where native oaks cohabit with oriental landscaping, displaying to good advantage a rustic gazebo over a pond, a Japanese teahouse, and large-scale Chinese statuary.

Photo: Daniella Thompson, 2004

Berkeley Landmarks author Susan Cerny, who is currently working on a Bay Area architectural guidebook, arranged the event.

See additional photos from the visit in the BAHA Photo Gallery.


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