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By no means was Pueblo Revival architecture limited to small houses, as Julia Morgan demonstrated early on in her imposing if somewhat prim design for Phoebe Hearst’s Livermore mansion.  In comparison, this sprawling Pasadena home of the mid-Twenties seems a good deal more comfortable in Pueblo guise.  The false log-ends and battered chimney make an obligatory appearance, along with a number of more unusual details.  At each corner, stout buttresses having a slight batter are used to suggest the thickness of adobe walls--a bit of architectural sleight-of-hand more frequently seen in Mission Revival practice.  The curvilinear, Mission-style parapets also depart from the unbroken horizontal line more typical of Pueblo Revival design.  The upstairs windows are ganged in rhythmic groups of three or four, the front ones peering out from beneath a row of vigas;  below, canvas awnings provide shade for the principal rooms.  Integrated landscape walls provide the final touch, anchoring the house firmly to its site.