216 Pershing, Oakland

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Frederick Confer is perhaps best known for Eugene O’Neill’s famous Tao House in Danville, but the majority of the homes he designed are closer to the bay. This large and impressive example in Oakland demonstrates quite clearly the concise and distinguished modernist aesthetic that Confer adopted in the 40s and would maintain for much of the rest of his career. He was an early proponent of the streamlined moderne style in the 1930s so the transition to modernism was a more natural one than for some of his contemporaries. His forward-looking yet reserved approach made his studio in Oakland one of the busiest in the East Bay and his thoughtful structures can be seen throughout the Bay Area.

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