2265 Manzanita, Oakland

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Today we feature an Oakland Hills mid-century by highly respected Bay Area designer Jim Jennings. This is a fairly early example of Jennings’ work, but already his particularly spare brand of modernism appears fully developed, as does his creative use of light and space. Here, he has drawn light into the center of the home by means of a light well that surrounds the chimney. It is especially interesting to think of this home in the context of the other more heavily wooded structures that were prevalent in the late 70s. In this light, Jennings’ design looks especially prescient of the direction that domestic architecture would take moving into the 1980s.

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Edificionado is an Oakland-based real estate brokerage specializing in architecturally and historically significant homes. BRE 01883790
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