Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Maybeck, Bernard R., Architect (firm); Bernard Ralph Maybeck (architect)

Dates: constructed 1895

1770 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94709

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The Keeler House was an early commission for Maybeck by his friend, the poet and environmentalist, Charles Keeler. Charles Augustus Keeler (1871-1937) wrote a short book entitled, "The Simple Home," (1904) that urged restraint in the design of new residences and new awareness of the environment surrounding the house.

Maybeck also built a studio for Keeler, on the same property, just after 1900.

PCAD id: 2502