6555 Longwalk, Oakland

Click picture for additional photos and complete listing courtesy of Aaron Sweeney, Red Oak

Versions of the pole house have been built since ancient times but the form was not really part of the architectural vernacular in modern California until the structural expressionist movement of the 1970s kindled renewed interest in laying bare the bones of a building. The home we feature today is a product of that movement and it is a particularly thoughtful representation designed and built by the original owner Jim Lee. Pole homes have a raw and simple honesty of structure that was very much in keeping with the ethos of the time and here Lee has very successfully incorporated those ideals together with elements of more traditional Bay Region modernism into a truly compelling structure.

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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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