3113 Withers, Lafayette

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Our featured home today is an impressive mid-century residence designed by local architect Harry Nakahara. Nakahara began his career as a draftsman in the office of John Warnecke. When Warnecke became sick with cancer in the early fifties he helped Nakahara set off on his own by paying for an office space for him for a year and sending clients his way. From this start, Nakahara would build a thriving business with numerous residential and commercial commissions across the East Bay.

This particular example was built after Nakahara had been in business for about five years and it is a sprawling home with a typically private block façade. Inside, it opens wide to the back yard with immense walls of glass punctuated only by the narrow posts that support the roof. It is a compelling design by another of our local practitioners whose great talent is little recognized today.

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4 Responses to 3113 Withers, Lafayette

  1. andrew danish says:

    nice listing. lafayette and orinda continue to surprise me.

  2. edificionado says:

    Not during Modernism Week… always have wanted to make the pilgrimage one year though.

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