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

131 Tamalpais, Berkeley

Our featured home today is another of Louise Rigg’s carefully crafted residences. Rigg’s homes are generally recognizable by their dramatic living room space that features a familiar combination of suspended stairway, hearth, and glazing. This particular example was built for … Continue reading

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32A Sunset, Kensington

This unusual Kensington home is the work of highly inventive East Bay architect John Rolf Hattam. It is a particularly creative postmodern take on art moderne revival with shingles thrown in for good measure. Hattam’s designs are notoriously imaginative from … Continue reading

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1357 Glendale, Berkeley

There is no mention of it in the listing but this modest Berkeley home is part of the original cluster of A-Frames designed and built by the father of the modern A-Frame, Wally Reemelin. Reemelin built his first A-Frame in … Continue reading

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1419 Summit, Berkeley

Today we feature a nicely appointed Berkeley mid-century attributed to Walter Thomas Brooks. The home was built in 1948 which was about a decade before Brooks’ first design was constructed so it is likely that Brooks may have renovated the … Continue reading

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564 Dwight Place, Oakland

Today our featured home is a rustic mid-century post and beam nestled in the hills above Berkeley. Nearly every exterior wall in the house is glazed which creates an amazing continuity between the interior and the remarkably private setting outside. … Continue reading

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107 Panoramic, Berkeley

Our featured home today is an unusually creative Mediterranean revival at the base of Panoramic Hill. It is attributed to Miller and Warnecke who were extremely prolific and successful designers in a variety of period revival styles. Their homes are … Continue reading

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550 Highland, Danville

This intriguing Danville residence was designed by Roger Lee for Paul and Eleanor Shipley. Lee had a reputation for paying special attention to the custom hearths he created for his clients and this particular home includes three distinctive fireplaces, each … Continue reading

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97 Franciscan, Kensington

This modest mid-century glass box is one of four homes that were built on a single lot by local East Bay design-builder Donald Ross. Ross was a well known photographer who built these homes as a source of rental income … Continue reading

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2967 Avalon, Berkeley

Today we feature a sizable and highly symmetrical colonial revival residence. This one was reportedly designed by Edward Seely for well-to-do Berkeley builder J A Marshall. Seely favored the gable roof and here he has blessed the home with two … Continue reading

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50854 Partington Ridge, Big Sur

Today we travel a bit further afield to feature an extraordinary residential compound in Big Sur. The homes in question were designed by local legend Mickey Muennig for his own family and they epitomize the highly innovative approach Muennig takes … Continue reading

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