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About edificionado

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

3960 Cowan, Lafayette

This showy Lafayette mid-century is packed full of original detail. There is no indication of who designed it in the listing, but it looks a bit like the work of Frederick Dyer-Bennett who was fond of the varied roof slopes … Continue reading

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31 La Salle, Piedmont

Today we have an impressive Piedmont Mediterranean revival to share. The home has an imposing presence on the street with its loose symmetry and variety of highly ornate exterior embellishments. Inside, the spaces are substantial and filled with arches and … Continue reading

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132 Camino Sobrante, Orinda

Our featured home today is a handsome mid-century designed by local Orinda architect Robert Klemmedson. Klemmedson was a fairly flexible designer who moderated his modernist sensibilities to suit the needs of his clients. This substantial example is nicely appointed and … Continue reading

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1309 Arch, Berkeley

Today we feature an intriguing First Bay Region home designed by Paul Needham. It boasts an unusual combination of plaster with half timbering and shingles at the exterior and even more surprises inside. Needham is not particularly well known today, … Continue reading

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365 San Carlos, Piedmont

This Piedmont period revival is a bit difficult to place in any one category due to its hybrid detailing, but it is probably best characterized as Mediterranean with a hint of Tudor. The roof feels rather Tudor, but the Palladian … Continue reading

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2758 Piedmont, Berkeley

Last month we featured a lovely Leola Hall shingle style at the corner of Piedmont and Stuart in Berkeley. That home has since sold, but rather surprisingly another Leola Hall house right across the street is on the market today. … Continue reading

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6201 Westwood, Oakland

This thoughtfully composed Oakland Hills new modern residence is the work of local architect Robert Swatt of Swatt Miers Architects. Swatt has been designing residences in the East Bay for over a quarter of a century and the purity of … Continue reading

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