Villa Sevilla (1931)

Elwood Houseman was the builder and Julia Morgan was believed to have been the architect of this two-story Monterey Revival courtyard apartment building.  The Monterey Revival imagery of the building is conveyed through the use of a second story cantilevered balcony that projects across the principal facade. The balcony is covered by a shed roof with wood posts. The Monterey Revival was virtually the only revival style executed during the 1930’s that had any association with the early California architecture.  The architectural prototype of the Monterey style was built by Thomas Larkin in 1840.