12 March 2005

Our 30th Spring House Tour:
Panoramic Hill, 1 May 2005

(photo: Daniella Thompson, 2005)

Step into a world of quiet beauty in the heart of the city.

On Sunday, 1 May 2005, from 1 to 5 pm, tourgoers will have a rare opportunity to explore a very special Berkeley neighborhood: Panoramic Hill.

Not only is this an area of great architectural significance, but the intimate relationship between houses, paths, and landscaping—all perched on the hillside, with narrow, circuitous Panoramic Way as their common bond—has resulted in a most charming and scenic district.

Featured on the tour are a dozen homes by Bernard Maybeck, A.H. Broad, Ernest Coxhead, John Hudson Thomas, Walter Ratcliff, Walter Steilberg, Mabel Baird, Frank Lloyd Wright, and William Wurster.

Among the tour’s many highlights, visitors will be able to see the Weston Havens House (Harwell Hamilton Harris, 1941), a masterpiece of mid-20th century architecture recently bequeathed to the University of California.

Tour information and reservations are available online.


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