BAHA’s Spring Tour will focus on villas of Arlington Heights

An Arlington Heights home. Photo courtesy BAHA.

The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association‘s annual Spring Tour, which takes place on Sunday May 8, will this year be devoted to the villas of the Arlington Heights neighborhood in north Berkeley.

Always a popular event for architecture enthusiasts, the tour will include homes designed by architects including Bernard Maybeck, Edwin Lewis Snyder, Walter H. Ratcliff, Jr., John Hudson Thomas, Sidney & Noble Newsom, Henry H. Gutterson, Joseph M. Walker, and Rowland & Rowland.

The hilly neighborhood east of Arlington Avenue was designed by developer John Hopkins Spring as one of Berkeley’s early 20th-century garden suburbs. As BAHA writes: “Tree-shaded streets are lined with picturesque period-revival houses reminiscent of Italian villas, Norman country houses, Tudor manors, and beguiling ‘storybook’ cottages.”

Tickets for the Tour, which runs from 1pm-5pm on May 8, can be bought on the BAHA website.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside. Email: tracey@citysidejournalism.org.