If Mother Nature lived in a house, she'd choose one of these: An amazing array of Berkeley-area homes built to blend in, beautifully, with the world around them.
Willis Polk, as in Polk Street, was a bon vivant known as the enfant terrible of San Francisco architecture. Always broke, he built his own home in a slice of a double-wide lot mostly taken up with a wealthy patron's finer residence.
By Amy Keyishian
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