Julia Morgan Original
The George W. Wilson house was designed in 1907 and completed in 1909. For this commission, Julia Morgan deftly blended elements of the Swiss Chalet style with neoclassical Beaus-Arts features. This is one of Julia Morgan's finest residences in the First Bay Tradition. The home is listed as #8 on the Heritage District and is on the National Registry of Historical Homes in California. The floor plan is considered a butterfly layout with right and left wings being equal. The rooms are adorned with the beautiful Arts & Crafts styled finishes. There are three tiled faced fireplaces with handcrafted tiles designed by Grueby Faience. The home features two covered patio's and two uncovered patios along with a sitting room, formal dining room and large formal living room with french doors to the rear deck area. You have bay views from the upper balcony as well as views of the famed Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Morgan is best known for her work as the architect of Hearst Castle.