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About edificionado

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

9 Harvard, Berkeley

Today we feature a lovely Bay Region mid-century designed by Harry Nakahara shortly after he started his solo practice. The home is a picture of restraint, beautifully proportioned and carefully sited to take full advantage of the long views across … Continue reading

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477 Arlington, Berkeley

This charming Tudor revival was designed by Bernard Maybeck’s brother-in-law and sometimes partner John White. White was a talented architect in his own right if not so ostentatious as his better known compatriot. Here his spaces are carefully crafted and … Continue reading

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6555 Longwalk, Oakland

Versions of the pole house have been built since ancient times but the form was not really part of the architectural vernacular in modern California until the structural expressionist movement of the 1970s kindled renewed interest in laying bare the … Continue reading

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2830 Garber, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a beautifully preserved and carefully updated First Bay Region residence that originally belonged to George Plowman. At the time the home was built, Plowman was in a brief, but productive partnership with John Hudson Thomas … Continue reading

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3303 Dwight, Berkeley

Our featured home today is an unusual mid-century residence designed by local cabinetmaker John Coreris for himself. It boasts a highly complex roof structure that combines gable and dome forms into a single unified whole that could only be the … Continue reading

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1223 Paru, Alameda

Today we feature a beautifully preserved Alameda Queen Anne. It is one of the many showy Victorian homes designed and built on the island by the prolific partnership of Felix Marcuse and Julius Remmel. Here they have provided a bit … Continue reading

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1321 Bay View, Berkeley

This exceptional First Bay Region home was designed by Bernard Maybeck for Berkeley German professor JH Senger. It is a complex structure showcasing Maybeck’s playful and creative use of unusual combinations of details. Here he has combined Tudor half timbering … Continue reading

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