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

610 Oakland, Oakland

It’s a bit hard to tell from the photos, but this charming First Bay Region residence is reportedly an early work by Oakland native Charles McCall. It’s complex roofline and unusual interior detailing would seem to bear that out. McCall … Continue reading

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1439 Hawthorne, Berkeley

The C H McNeil house is a distinguished Berkeley Norman revival designed by Henry Gutterson. Gutterson practiced in a variety of styles, but the one constant through all of his work is his highly refined aesthetic and spare detailing. His … Continue reading

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8701 Don Carol, El Cerrito

Our featured home today is a rare and exceptional mid-century residence designed by Claude Oakland. Oakland began his career designing homes for Joseph Eichler at Anshen & Allen, but soon Eichler had convinced him to open his own office to … Continue reading

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9 Maybeck Twin, Berkeley

This beautifully composed Berkeley mid-century is a typically elegant and restrained design by Robert Ratcliff. Ratcliff would inherit a very successful architectural practice when his father Walter retired in 1955, but it was Robert’s vision that would really propel the … Continue reading

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252 The Uplands, Berkeley

There is no mention of it in the listing but this exceptional late mid-century was the home of Lyman Jee who is probably best known for his long and productive partnership with Jack Anderson in El Cerrito. This home was … Continue reading

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970 Contra Costa, El Cerrito

Our featured home today is a modest Bay Region mid-century charming for its extreme simplicity. Its single low gable provides ample shelter for the entire structure and its generous overhangs shade the carefully placed glazed openings. The interiors are equally … Continue reading

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3367 Freeman, Walnut Creek

The Breezehouse is a new modern prefab structure designed by perhaps the most recognizable proponent of residential prefabrication, Michelle Kaufmann. The home was the second factory-built design that Kaufmann created for Sunset Magazine and it garnered a great deal of … Continue reading

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