1445 E. Juana, San Leandro

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Tucked at the end of E. Juana Avenue in the Bay-O-Vista neighborhood of San Leandro, there is an interesting cluster of mid-century modern homes surrounded by more typical ranches. The home we feature today is the first in that cluster and it is in quite exceptional period condition. It is attributed to a Berkeley architect named Shigeru Iiyama who we are not familiar with, but it seems quite likely that it is actually the work of Shigenori Iyama, who had a successful practice in Oakland for many years. Regardless of attribution however, the home feels very Eichler-influenced in person. The roof line is of course different with its repeated barrel vaults, but the layout is very similar to a number of Eichler models with its central atrium flanked by bedrooms on one side and public spaces on the others. The detailing is excellent with exposed brick, stick-work screen walls, and period light fixtures. There is even evidence that there was once a pool in the back yard.

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