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Maybeck Family House
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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
American
Title
Maybeck Family House
Maybeck Studio
interior
living room and staircase to loft
Work Type
houses
Date
Work: 1924-1925
Era: CE
Location
2711 Buena Vista Way
Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States
Material
bubblestone cement; ; timber (lumber)
Period
Arts and Crafts (movement)
Description
Maybeck purchased land in La Loma Park and subdivided it into irregularly shaped lots he sold to friends and family. In 1907, he built a sprawling family home at 2711 Buena Vista Way. After the house was destroyed in the 1923 Berkeley fire, they lived in several small structures built on the site. This one was called The Studio. Maybeck began this smaller house on the foundations of the old house and, with the desire to make it fireproof, experimented with Bubblestone, a waterproof, aerated cement invented by his friend John A. Rice. The material was cheap and easy to apply onto a wooden frame. A gelatinous mixture of glue, water, and formalin was whipped into a stiff foam, and the latter was mixed with Portland cement, sand, and water. Burlap sacks were then dipped into the frothy mixture and hung, shingle fashion, on slats nailed horizontally around the house. No skilled labor was required; edges were trimmed or hand-molded to fit around corners, doors and windows. The same material was applied on the roof. -- http://berkeleyheritage.com
ID Number
20120323ARCH_0007
Source
Photographer: Wilson, Richard Guy
Spatial coordinates
37.881807-122.257641
Rights
© Wilson, Richard Guy
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File Properties
File Name
21847014.fpx
SSID
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