Designed by famed architect Julia Morgan (Hearst Castle) in 1908 and finished in 1910. The insides of the house features beautiful wood interiors with no expense spared. The owner James Henry Pierce was was president of Pacific Manufacturing, the largest supplier of wood products in California. His father's mill on The Alameda in Santa Clara supplied most of the wood used to build the homes in our early neighborhood.
Back in 2009 the Preservation Action Council of San Jose covered this house in their newsletter. The house is described as a Prairie style stucco exterior with a new-Georgian interior.
It is a great example of the many grand homes that used to line the Alameda and I'm happy to see that the current owners are honoring the history by keeping it in wonderful shape.