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About edificionado

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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3111 Claremont, Berkeley

Having grown up in a home designed by Ernest Coxhead with a studio by Bernard Maybeck in the back yard, one might say that Loy Chamberlain’s education in Bay Region design began at a very young age. It would continue … Continue reading

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1772 Le Roy, Berkeley

Today we feature an exceptional First Bay Region structure designed by Bernard Maybeck. The Oscar Maurer studio was built for a highly respected photographer who relocated to the East Bay after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. It is a beautifully … Continue reading

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330 2nd, Oakland

We don’t often feature commercial structures here, but this particular building was home to one of the Bay Area’s most flamboyant local architecture firms. Ace Architects was responsible for some of the most playful and inventive postmodern homes built in … Continue reading

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918 18th, Oakland

The Joseph Willcutt house was designed and built by Robert Smilie for a local official of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Smilie was an Oakland-based builder and designer who was involved in many local business ventures including the famous Hotel Metropole … Continue reading

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3913 Happy Valley, Lafayette

This sprawling Lafayette mid-century is a bit reminiscent of the work of Richard Danskin who built a great number of homes in Lafayette and Orinda during the 1960s. His trademark low slope roofs interrupted by a high peak are easy … Continue reading

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1035 Shattuck, Berkeley

Our featured home today is an early and exquisite shingle style craftsman by prolific local designer John Hudson Thomas. Thomas is perhaps best known for his later Secessionist structures but he began his career, like many of his contemporaries, working … Continue reading

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