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Noted San Diego architects Irving Gill and William Hebbard designed this Craftsman house in 1905 for George Marston, a local businessman and philanthropist. The architecture shows the Asian influence of the Arts and Crafts movement as well as elements of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie School; the home is also furnished with Roycroft, Stickley, and Limbert pieces, and a lovely collection of art pottery. The home and gardens, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, are complemented by a gift shop in the carriage house; you'll find books, decorative items, and more. Tours take about 45 minutes and depart every half hour.