Our featured home today was originally a modest First Bay Region bungalow built on Panoramic Hill in 1914; but now the original structure is just the most reserved part of a much more ostentatious residence. The home underwent a significant renovation and addition at the hand of Daniel Liebermann in 1989. Liebermann is perhaps the most idiosyncratic of our local mid-century designers. His extremely varied background included a degree in philosophy from Johns Hopkins, work toward a Masters in architecture at Harvard and sculpture in Colorado, time in the military, an internship with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesen, work on the Marin Civic Center with Aaron Green, and a period designing furniture and ships in Scandinavia.
From this immense diversity of experience come some of the most creative organic homes in the Bay Area. Liebermann’s designs tend to be curvilinear or faceted with a dominant central column and stunningly original interior spaces. He was also an early proponent of using recycled materials, pioneering sustainable design long before it was fashionable. All of this is readily apparent in this home, which bears his very distinctive mark despite having been a remodel rather than a full ground up commission. There are only a handful of Liebermann designs in the East Bay so don’t miss the opportunity to check this one out.