This showy Spanish colonial revival was designed by Guy Brown for Oakland lawyer and mountaineer Bestor Robinson. It was one of the very first homes built in the Oakmore neighborhood when it was first opened for development, making it a bit of a trailblazer in what would have otherwise been fairly empty rolling hills.
Robinson himself was a pioneering mountain climber as well, being among the first group of men to summit a number of peaks in California. He was a long time director of the Sierra club and served as president briefly after WWII. His home is a tribute to his love of the outdoors with a number of truly unexpected spaces that appear as though they were very personal expressions of his individual taste.