The Sausalito Woman’s Club Landmark Clubhouse was the first historic city landmark in Sausalito, California and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The historic clubhouse was designed by Julia Morgan, California's first licensed female architect. Julia Morgan was also the first and only woman to be awarded the prestigious American Institute of Architects Gold Medal.
The building still functions as a clubhouse, and is open to the public for docent-led tours. It boasts spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline and bay, and is located above Sausalito's Old Town where Sausalito's first homes and roads were built.
The control of light and structure reveals Julia Morgan's sure hand. The open space and natural light create an experience of well-being and timeless quality.
The “First Bay Area Tradition” design was likely influenced by the wooded site and views . The Club’s limited budget made redwood a logical choice.
The main floor of the clubhouse was completed in September 1918. The addition of the upstairs rooms, an enlarged sun porch and an under-the-stage dressing room and furnace room were completed in 1923.
" My buildings will be my legacy... they will speak for me long after I'm gone." -Julia Morgan