2850 Buena Vista, Berkeley

Click picture for additional photos and complete listing

Today we feature a great Robert Ratcliff mansard style mid-century in the Berkeley Hills. The mansard roof was frequently used for commercial structures during this period, but it was rarely incorporated into domestic architecture. Ratcliff assimilates it with aplomb. The large volumes within the raised roofs become incorporated into the spaces inside allowing the ceilings to be elevated. Mansards of different sizes are also used for different parts of the structure creating visual interest and hinting at the spaces within. Ratcliff as usual does not disappoint here and his use of wood and ample glass to frame the exceptional views is characteristically considered.

About edificionado

Edificionado is an Oakland-based real estate brokerage specializing in architecturally and historically significant homes. BRE 01883790
This entry was posted in Architect-Designed, Mid-Century, Robert Ratcliff. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s