Tuesday April 12, 2005

The Daily Planet incorrectly reported April 8 that Robert Pennell had initiated landmark designation for three homes on Buena Vista Way. All three were initiated by the Berkeley Landmarks Preservation Commission. Pennell supplied documentation only for his own house at 2730 Buena Vista. 

Pennell has never contended that his house was designed by renowned Berkeley architect Bernarda Maybeck. It was loosely based on a sketch by Maybeck and contains a chimney which Pennell remembers was designed by Maybeck. The coast redwood on the property would not be impacted by adjacent development.