267 Gravatt, Oakland

Click picture for additional photos and complete listing courtesy of Norah Brower, Pacific Union

Today we feature an unusual Claremont Hills home designed by Richard Whitaker for his family. It was built in 1996 to replace a home that burned in the Oakland Hills fire, but much of the detailing and massing hearkens back to an earlier era. Whitaker was one of the founding members of the short lived but highly regarded firm, MLTW (Moore Lyndon Turnbull Whitaker) that is often credited as one of the originators of Third Bay Region architecture. The practice survived in its original form for less than a decade but the impact that they had in the architectural community during the 1960s is difficult to overstate.

About edificionado

Edificionado is an Oakland-based real estate brokerage specializing in architecturally and historically significant homes. BRE 01883790
This entry was posted in Architect-Designed, Mid-Century, Richard Whitaker, Third Bay Region Style. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s