The building is five stories tall and built of masonry with a tiled mansard roof and rounded upper floor window bays. The first-floor bays, used as shop fronts, were originally built in the form of a series of alternating rounded and pointed arches, although some of these have since been covered. The building's name is set into the tile floor at the entrance, with the image of an artist's palette.
By the time of Frederick Dakin's death in 1917 the building was called the Berkeley Hotel. The building was restored in the late 1970s, and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978.