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Weekend Update: Maybeck in the Berkeley Hills

Photo Credit Muffie Kibbey, SF Chronicle

Bernard Maybeck is a Bay Area architectural icon, but one best known for his visually-accessible, quirky Arts & Crafts style houses. What are less well known are the experimental structures he built in the Berkeley Hills later in his career during the Depression. Maybeck had graduated from the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Paris In the early 1880's , but his esthetic leaned away from Classicism and towards the Medevilist sensibility of the French architect and theorist Eugene Viollet-le-Duc, who combined Gothic masonry and half-timbering with the-then-latest technologies, like cast iron.

One of these experimental houses of exposed concrete and steel has been recently updated by architect Gary Earl Parsons. Lots of pictures.

? Maybeck Evolution [SF Chronicle]

? Bernard Maybeck [Great Buildings]

? Maybeck Evolution [SF Chronicle]

? Mitchell/Cannon House [Gary Earl Parsons]

As much as you could possibly want to know about this house, and more:
? Wallen Maybeck House [Woodbridge, Sally and Richard Barnes. 1992, Bernard Maybeck: Visionary Architect New York: Abbeville Press]