The dog days of summer are upon us and with them comes the annual end of summer real estate slow down. Things should pick up a bit as we get into September, but even in these slower times an interesting home will pop up now and again so don’t despair. We happen to have a great one to share today: a beautiful mid-century designed by Murray Slama for himself in the hills of Lafayette. Slama was one of the first architects hired by Robert Ratcliff when he took the helm of his father’s famous Bay Area firm in the early 50s, and by the early 60s he was made partner in the firm Ratcliff, Slama & Cadwalader.
The Slama home is a wonderful piece of Bay Region modernist architecture with glazing all around and thoughtful detailing throughout. The woodsy interiors have unfortunately been painted, but the overall integrity of the spaces is still intact, and the home is a true pleasure to visit.