The George W. Wilson house in Vallejo is a perfect example of famed architect Julia Morgan's work in the rustic, nature-inspired First Bay Tradition style. The home sits surrounded by greenery and is filled with stunning original detailing, from the built-ins in the living room to stained-glass windows that look out over the lush backyard. Designed in 1907, the house has four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and 3,390 square feet of space. Highlights include a huge circular stained-glass light fixture in the kitchen, a fireplace with floor-to-ceiling handcrafted tiling, and a wood-paneled dining room with another tiled fireplace. The property is on the market for $1.2 million.
The home was built in a butterfly layout, with matching right and left wings. Dark, moody rooms like the dining and living areas are set off by a brighter entryway and main staircase. The kitchen has been lightly modernized but stays rooted in the rustic feel of the home. Two balconies overlook the bay and the grounds, which are as divine as the house itself, with two covered patios and two open ones. Trellises and planter boxes abound.
· 728 Capitol Street, Vallejo [Official Site]