David Adler’s Eclectic House-on-Hill

We’ll take a road trip from Chicago to Hillsborough, California, where David Adler designed his 1930 masterpiece, “House-on-Hill” for Celia Tobin Clark, an heiress to the Hibernia Bank fortune.  Her husband was the owner of the Montana Mining Company.

If you look at this gallery of photos from a real estate listing, you’ll see that Adler didn’t seem to exhibit loyalty to any particular architectural period when designing this house.  The Tudor influence is certainly present in the exterior, but the interior is a fantastic amalgam of styles.  Somehow, it all works.  He probably had a marvelous time in designing the home in the glorious San Francisco area.  At one time, the 35,000-square-foot home rested upon 400 acres.  As seen in the post below from eastbayrealestate.com, the home is currently for sale for $29 million.

Many thanks to Bunky Cushing for supplying the vintage photo of this estate.

David Adler's House-on-Hill, Hillsborough, California, ca. 1930

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4 Responses to David Adler’s Eclectic House-on-Hill

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  4. If you would like to see some interior and exterior photos of the refurbished “House on the Hill”, you will find them on my website, http://www.eichlerphoto.com, in the portfolio entitled recent work.

    It was a real treat to see this house in person and to be able to photograph it. I only wish I had more time and access for this.

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