1167 Keith, Berkeley

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Today we feature the home that created a cultural phenomenon. It is the very first modern A-frame designed and built by Wally Reemelin shortly after the war in 1946. Reemelin was not an architect by training but rather a mechanical engineer and it was his desire to create a new type of low cost housing that could be assembled quickly for use by students at Cal that led him to his novel design. Of course there was no indication at that time that it would one day come to epitomize the vacation home in the minds of so many, but the very efficiency of form and adaptability to difficult sites that made the structure so attractive to Reemelin also made it ideally suited to aspiring vacation home builders all across the country.

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