Today we feature an unusual Piedmont Pines home that looks a lot like a Third Bay Region interpretation of structural expressionism. Structural expressionism (also known as high-tech architecture) was a movement that developed in the 70s that favored making the structural members of a building (and sometimes the mechanical and electrical systems) a prominent part of the building’s exterior.
This particular home is a rare fully realized residential example. The large timber poles that support the structure are exposed outside of the house with oversized beams spanning between them. The home was designed by local Oakland architect Harry Jacobs and is a great example of late mid-century design.