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

686 Mariposa, Oakland

There is no mention of it in the listing, but according to at least one reliable source, this lovely shingled craftsman is the work of Julia Morgan. It is without doubt a highly symmetrical and very finely detailed home, so … Continue reading

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771 San Diego, Berkeley

It has been a little over three years since Donald Olsen passed away, but the impact that he had on the architecture of the Bay Area is still palpable. Olsen cut his own path at a time when modernism in … Continue reading

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515 Miner, Orinda

The Richard Breuner house is a fairly early design by long time dean of architecture at UC Berkeley, William Wurster. It is difficult to discern today just how revolutionary Wurster’s work was at the time because so many of the … Continue reading

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2201 Eunice, Berkeley

Today we feature an eclectic shingle style craftsman home designed by Andrew and Olive Wilson. Mr. Wilson ran a successful real estate business in Berkeley and the home is very much in keeping with the First Bay Region structures that … Continue reading

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760 Spruce, Berkeley

This time capsule mid-century has been in the same family for almost fifty years which accounts for its remarkable state of preservation. All of the original woodwork and masonry appears to be intact and unpainted which is quite unusual. Even … Continue reading

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6363 Estates, Oakland

Our featured home today was built by Axel Cederborg who was responsible for some of the largest and most lavish estates in Piedmont. Albert Farr collaborated with Cederborg perhaps more than any other architect, but Cederborg built the designs of … Continue reading

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841 San Luis, Berkeley

This modest mid-century jewel box was designed by prolific local architect Henry Hill fairly early in his long and productive career. It has seen a bit of modification over the years so that the colorful flash that Hill liked to … Continue reading

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