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About edificionado

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

The Landfall Estate

Edificionado is pleased to have represented the buyers of the Landfall Estate, the only known residence built in the Sierras by Bay Area Case Study architect Beverley David Thorne. Originally called Thorneyrock, the home was designed as a small cabin … Continue reading

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564 El Dorado, Oakland

Today we feature an unusual hybrid residence that blurs the line between Victorian and colonial revival. It is reportedly the work of prolific East Bay architect Leo Nichols who was known to work in a variety styles but rarely to … Continue reading

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5486 Kales, Oakland

This Rockridge bungalow has a new kitchen and bath since the last time we saw it on the market a few years ago, but thankfully all of the beautiful dark woodwork, stained glass, and period light fixtures are intact. It … Continue reading

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35 Hillcrest, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a beautiful Viennese Secessionist residence designed by John Hudson Thomas at the height of his creativity. Thomas designed in a variety of styles over the course of his long career but his Secessionist homes are … Continue reading

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13320 Skyline, Oakland

Today we feature an exceptional mid-century residence designed by local architect Jack Robbins. Robbins was educated on the East Coast so his influences were somewhat different than many of his local contemporaries that trained at Berkeley, but his innovative experiments … Continue reading

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2664 Shasta, Berkeley

This intriguing Berkeley home is one of a trio of structures built as a small community on the edge of Glendale-La Loma Park in the early 20s. It is a fairly late example of the rough-hewn Swiss chalet style that … Continue reading

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50 Linda Vista, Orinda

This unusual mid-century residence was designed by Southern California design-builder Les Guthrie for his own family during a brief period when he lived in the Bay Area. Guthrie homes often featured a living room with curved laminated beams, but here … Continue reading

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