Home & Garden
Hundreds of Berkeleyans and visitors to town turned out in picture-perfect spring weather on Sunday, May 2, 2010 to attend two tours.
At least 1,000 paying guests and volunteers thronged the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (BAHA) annual house tour featured 8 properties designed by Julia Morgan.
The self-guided walking tour included chamber music, a magnificent mansion in the Claremont, the house of an early UC professor largely unchanged from its 1905 character, and a hidden gem of a wood timbered garage.
Hundreds more went on the “Bringing Back the Natives” garden tour that extended throughout the East Bay and included several properties in Berkeley, from the San Pablo Avenue flatlands to the crest of the hills.
Some managed to squeeze in parts of both tours, with the Natives excursion starting three hours before the BAHA tour.