6120 Castle, Oakland

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This exceptionally well preserved mid-century residence was designed by John Hans Ostwald in 1959 and then enlarged by him in 1966. The home has remained in the same family since it was new which is no doubt why it is in such amazing original condition today. Only a few of the rooms seem to have been modified at all over the intervening years which makes for loads of great period flavor and a compelling view of Ostwald’s great talent for creating warm and inviting spaces.

Ostwald was German by descent, but he and his wife came over to the states just before The Second World War, first working for Richard Neutra and then for Anshen and Allen before striking out on his own. His commissions were mostly residential with a few notable exceptions, but Ostwald’s creative design choices and thoughtful detailing shine through in every project no matter the size.

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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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