1932 Thousand Oaks, Berkeley

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This early mid-century represents the work of two notable Bay Region modernists and UC Berkeley alumni. The home was designed in 1941 by Paul Hammarberg, class of 1933 and designer of a number of very nice modern homes in the East Bay. In 1954, the home was enlarged by Robert Ratcliff, who graduated from Berkeley in 1936, and would be heir to the architectural dynasty created by his famous father Walter Ratcliff.

The home shows evidence of both of their hands, though Ratcliff’s spare orientalism and highly finished surfaces seems prevalent in much of it. The outdoor spaces are perhaps the highlight of the home. The gardens are amazing and the patio enclosed by the glazed gable roof is an inspired indoor/outdoor space.

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