43 Canyon View, Orinda

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Today we feature an interesting late mid-century designed by John Nance whose company Nanco Architectural Services is still based out of Pleasant Hill. The home has a definite Third Bay Region flavor with its boxy shape and additive massing. Its reserved exterior, which is almost fortress-like from the drive, masks an interior that is full of expansive spaces and thoughtful detailing. The relatively complex post and beam structure is entirely exposed to view and is somewhat reminiscent of William Turnbull’s well-known binker barn design for The Sea Ranch.

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2 Responses to 43 Canyon View, Orinda

  1. Margaret Nance says:

    This is my house. John designed it when we were married and I picked the design. The garage had pilings on the far side. Dont like were they put it though.

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