This 1920 Colonial Revival house with brick veneer at 1 Eucalyptus is a rare architectural style for Julia Morgan. Its spacious public rooms reveal her eye for classic elegance, including an impressive front entry hall with winding staircase and study. Stroll through the house and out into the sunny, level yard with lawn areas and formal rose garden.
The house has seven bedrooms and six-plus baths. Seen from the West-facing windows and two decks are sweeping San Francisco Bay Views. A large useable attic has potential for multi-purpose use. On the street level is a three-car garage.
"The house was built in 1920 for Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Elliot. Mrs. Elliot was the daughter of the locally prominent Glide family. It is interesting to note that Julia Morgan was commissioned to design houses for all three of the Glide daughters. Julia Morgan's Beaux-Arts training gave her the versatility to undertake projects in whatever tradition that a client desired. She seems at ease working with the Colonial style of 1 Eucalyptus Road, although she did few buildings in this genre. "
"This Colonial Revival house is approached through a small classically detailed porch. The fan-lighted entrance opens into a large entry hall with sweeping staircase. The proportions of the hall combined with the view up toward the stairway landing creates an elegant ambience. The landing has a window seat that provides an intimately scaled informal space which contrasts with the large formal reception rooms of the ground floor. The wooden paneling and decorative trim, which are used throughout the house are derived from Georgian Revival sources." -- Berkeley Architectural Heritage Assn or BAHA.