Well-planned marketing in Berkeley's Elmwood neighborhood? This charming brown shingle was designed by Leola Hall, which is not the name of a Berkeley dorm for women but an East Bay designer-builder who put up almost a hundred classic Arts & Crafts houses before WWI, during the surge in migration there after the 1906 earthquake. Saurday July 24th there's a special preview and lecture from 1-4 and a more standard open house on Sunday July 25th. When in Berkeley, attend lectures. All this is made more compelling by the fact that the house was purchased for $1.103M in 2006 and is now asking $859K. And yes, Ms. Hall, despite being a painter, general contractor and suffragette, was referred to as the "Girl Architect". She built this spec house in 1912 when she was thirty-one.
· Signture Style/Leola Hall [SF Gate]
· 2806 Stuart Street [Redfin]