861 Regal, Berkeley

Click picture for additional photos and complete listing courtesy of Colette Ford, Grubb

Today we feature a spare and beautiful mid-century residence designed by Donald Olsen. Olsen studied under Walter Gropius on the East Coast and was one of only a few local architects to embrace international style design rather than the home-grown Bay Region modernism that proliferated here in the 50s and 60s. This particular home is a fairly late example characterized by more complex massing and a move away from the simple glass box forms of his earliest residences, but Olsen’s trademark restraint and mastery of understatement is still evident.

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