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Edificionado is an Oakland-based real estate brokerage specializing in architecturally and historically significant homes. BRE 01883790

2967 Avalon, Berkeley

Today we feature a sizable and highly symmetrical colonial revival residence. This one was reportedly designed by Edward Seely for well-to-do Berkeley builder J A Marshall. Seely favored the gable roof and here he has blessed the home with two … Continue reading

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50854 Partington Ridge, Big Sur

Today we travel a bit further afield to feature an extraordinary residential compound in Big Sur. The homes in question were designed by local legend Mickey Muennig for his own family and they epitomize the highly innovative approach Muennig takes … Continue reading

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1 Van Sicklen, Oakland

This intriguing storybook home is attributed to William Raymond Yelland who made a name for himself designing some of the most flamboyant period revival residences in all of the Bay Area. Perhaps best known among them is Berkeley’s Normandy Village … Continue reading

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41 Oakvale, Berkeley

Our featured home today is an early and exceptional shingle style residence designed by John Hudson Thomas. The Leo and Ella Dungan house is one of Thomas’ most endearing and creative early designs. Its conglomeration of highly peaked roofs straddle … Continue reading

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2330 Vine, Berkeley

Ted Spencer is probably best known for the numerous buildings he designed around the Stanford campus, but he attended architecture school at Berkeley and there are several of his designs on this side of the Bay as well. Most notable … Continue reading

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7111 Pinehaven, Oakland

Today we feature an interesting Third Bay Region residence in the Oakland hills. The home is very thoughtfully conceived with large glazed openings and plenty of wood (much of it oriented on the diagonal which was a favored conceit in … Continue reading

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5 Arcade, Berkeley

This exquisite Bay Region mid-century is a particularly inventive design by local architect David Kerr Burton. Here, Burton made the most of a relatively modest triangular lot by designing a triangular home with a central stair topped by a pyramid … Continue reading

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8449 Terrace, El Cerrito

Our featured home today was originally a fairly modest bungalow that was significantly expanded and remodeled in 1964 by local architect Jack Anderson. Anderson and his partner Lyman Jee began their partnership working out of the garage of Anderson’s home … Continue reading

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2 Bien Venida, Orinda

Today we feature another compelling piece of Bay Region modernism without design attribution. The home features an interesting modified pinwheel plan with glazed gables and deep wood soffits. The central gable roofs that flatten at the perimeter were a motif … Continue reading

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496 Highland, Danville

This intriguing mid-century residence has a fairly understated façade but inside it is full of interesting details. No architect is credited in the listing but it is clearly the work of a talented designer. The ridgeline skylights and suspended translucent … Continue reading

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