Everett and Marie Glass House

Everett and Marie Glass House (HM10F8)

Location: Berkeley, CA 94708 Alameda County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 53.412', W 122° 15.444'

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William Wilson Wurster, Architect

— 1938, 1941 —

City of Berkeley Landmark
designated in 1995
The Glass House is considered one of the best residential works of Wurster, who was the founding dean of UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design. This simply detailed, shed roof house was built on a modest budget and sited on a double lot to capture spectacular views. Its design expresses Wurster's regional approach to modernism that emphasized living in harmony with nature.

Everett and Marie Glass both taught a UC Berkeley. Everett Glass was an actor and professor of Dramatic Arts who appeared in more than 40 Hollywood movies, including science fiction thrillers and westerns. Marie Glass, a graduate of Wellesley College, was an associate supervisor of physical education for women and a member of the National Tennis Committee. They built their home in a north Berkeley enclave of academic families and kindred souls, recommissioning Wurster to design an addition and a small artist's studio as their family and interests grew. Shared pathways among the adjacent properties give the hillside the sense of a country village.
HM NumberHM10F8
Year Placed2000
Placed ByBerkeley Historical Plaque Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 6:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 565295 N 4193892
Decimal Degrees37.89020000, -122.25740000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 53.412', W 122° 15.444'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 53' 24.72" N, 122° 15' 26.64" W
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Area Code(s)831, 510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 70 Twain Ave, Berkeley CA 94708, US
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