5837 Scarborough, Oakland

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Tom Lowe was active in the Oakland Hills from the 1960s through the 90s and he was a prolific builder so his homes come on the market pretty frequently. Often times they are not identified as Tom Lowe’s work but since most of the homes he built over those three decades are variations on a single plan, they are relatively easy to recognize. This 1968 version of his prototypical downslope design is interesting because it is one of the first with a built-in fireplace. Almost all of the homes that he built prior to this had a free-standing sheet metal fireplace in the corner. Lowe would continually make tweaks such as this to his basic plan over the years but overall the design remained amazingly consistent.

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