Reece Clark Jr. grew up in the Berkeley hills in the 40s surrounded by the work of Maybeck and his contemporaries. His father and grandfather were successful lawyers but the youngest Reece decided to study architecture when he attended Cal, and he did so at a time when Bay Region modernism was gaining some notoriety. Clark went on to start his own firm and he produced a number of wonderful homes around the East Bay in the following years.
Today we feature a nice relatively early example which he designed only five years after leaving Berkeley. The home is very thoughtfully detailed with plenty of wood paneling and interesting lit soffits. It feels quite refined when compared to some of the more heavily wooded structures of the period and is a nice example of the work of a talented local architect who is not widely known today.