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

21 Mosswood, Berkeley

Mosswood Road is best known today as the location of a number of impressive residences designed by Julia Morgan’s associate Walter Steilberg, but before Steilberg made his mark on the brief thoroughfare there were already several lovely homes there. This … Continue reading

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7341 Pebble Beach, El Cerrito

Ted Moist studied physics in college but after working as a Liberty Ship designer in the Kaiser Shipyards during the war he decided to pursue a career in architecture during peacetime. He would go on to work briefly with classmate … Continue reading

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21 Norwood, Kensington

Our featured home today is another beautiful post and beam mid-century by Harry Nakahara. Nakahara’s designs have an understated elegance and simplicity that is missing in the more rustic work of some of his contemporaries. This home is no exception … Continue reading

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21095 Gary #311, Hayward

Edificionado is pleased to represent the sellers of this tastefully upgraded top floor condominium in the Mesa Verde complex in Hayward. Mesa Verde was built by local Hayward developer Ken Earp over more than a decade from the late 70s … Continue reading

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61 Oak Ridge, Berkeley

This picturesque Spanish colonial revival is attributed to San Francisco architect Clarence Tantau. Tantau was the rare period revival designer that worked almost exclusively in the Spanish style. One might surmise that this would lead to a great deal of … Continue reading

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5811 Scarborough, Oakland

Our featured home today is a beautiful post and beam mid-century designed by Robert Goetz and Jens Hansen. Goetz and Hansen were both Bay Area natives but their homes tended to skew more toward the clean lines of Southern California … Continue reading

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83 Wisteria, Atherton

There are only a handful of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the Bay Area so it is a rare treat whenever one comes on the market. Particularly one so beautifully preserved as is the Mathews house. It is one of … Continue reading

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9 Arden, Berkeley

Today we feature a beautiful shingle style duplex designed by Theodore Bernardi. Bernardi joined William Wurster’s firm ten years after it opened and together with Donn Emmons became partners soon thereafter. Here he demonstrates his immense creativity with carefully crafted … Continue reading

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735 Cragmont, Berkeley

This impressive modernist residence is the work of Don Olsen who was one of the few Bay Area designers to embrace the international style that was much more prevalent in other parts of the country. His homes stand out here … Continue reading

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2321 Valley, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a charming storybook residence designed and built by the Fox Brothers who are perhaps best known for a pair of eccentric period revival bungalow courts that they built along University Avenue in Berkeley. Carl Fox … Continue reading

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