The house at the southwest corner of Sixth and Allston is a bright orange stucco bungalow. Sixth Street is a busy north-south street. If you just drive by you will never see the lovely birds painted on the house walls.
It is a great visit for kids. Find the birds!
This photo is from a March 2012 Quirky Berkeley tour that I led as a fundraiser for The Berkeley School. This was nine months before I started walking and more than year before I started blogging. Kids on the tours loved this house.
Molly who would rather that I not include her last name lives here. She painted all the birds save the pelican.
She runs a pre-school behind the house. The pre-schoolers made this totem:
And this Little Free Library.
It has to be the BEST Little Free Library ANYWHERE. It is really good.
if you are lucky, if you are walking down Allston and you look at the kitchen window you may see Chicken, a lovebird that Molly rescued from her sandbox. Two crows/ravens were in pursuit. The lovebird’s owners could not be found, so the lovebird stayed, named Chicken. A lovebird named Chicken in a bird-painted house.
My friend was sitting in his newly refurnished sitting room – Danish modern to da max. He was listening to Warren Zevon sing “Back in the High Live Again.” That meant that he was contemplating a loss. The line “All the doors I closed one time will open up again” spoke to him. He needed cheering up and I had the fix – the bird house photos. What did he think?