You are invited to a special open house on October 3, 2010 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm featuring the fabulous Bernard Maybeck Guy Hyde chick House in Berkeley.
Enjoy a tour by the current owner, art dealer Foster Goldstrom. Come see his fine collection of art including original Maybeck drawings, wander the luxurious garden and enjoy a High Tea/Champagne buffet.
Hosted by the American Society of Interior Designers.
The Bernard Maybeck Chick House is a fine example of Maybeck's mastery of design in wood. The broad gable roof ends in trellising at the gable eaves. Esther McCoy explains, "The Chick house was developed under a gable roof, with particular emphasis on the upper half of the gable ends; it extended two feet beyond the first floor, forming a bonnet around the bank of second floor windows." The material of the gable projections is vertical redwood siding with alternating round and flat battens, the rest of the house is shingled (Gebhard, Winter and Sandweiss 1985:280).
Two of Maybeck's fine works in shingle in his middle period were the 1913 Chick house in Berkeley and the 1917 Bingham house in Montecito. The Chick house was developed under a gable roof, with particular emphasis on the upper half of the gable ends. It extended two feet beyond the first floor, forming a bonnet around the bank of second-floor windows. The material as well as the plane was changed-vertical redwood boards were used as surfacing for the gable ends of the second floor, the battens varying between flat and rounded ones. The interior space of the projections at the four corners was developed as bedroom closets.
Date: October 3rd, 2010
Time: Visit anytime from 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Cost: $12 paid in advance, no payment at door.
Location: 7133 Chabot Road, Berkeley, CA
RSVP: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Maybeck)
For more information: 925/254-6570