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

1630 Central, Alameda

This exceptionally well-preserved Italianate residence was originally home to John Anthony who was a senior official at the Central Pacific Railroad in San Francisco. Amazingly, the home has had only two owners in the almost century and a half since … Continue reading

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6948 Norfolk, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a showy new modern residence designed by Karman Ng formerly of Cantilever Design. Ng designed the home for himself and used it as a launch pad for his career as an independent practitioner. As such … Continue reading

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1167 Keith, Berkeley

Today we feature the home that created a cultural phenomenon. It is the very first modern A-frame designed and built by Wally Reemelin shortly after the war in 1946. Reemelin was not an architect by training but rather a mechanical … Continue reading

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6421 Benvenue, Oakland

Our featured home today is a charming John Hudson Thomas design from the most creative period in his highly prolific career. Here he takes the familiar shingle style and embellishes it with a number of unexpected flourishes both inside and … Continue reading

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3367 Dwight, Berkeley

This intriguing complex of structures is part of a larger body of work on Panoramic Hill created by Berkeley native Judd Boynton. Boynton grew up at Temple of the Wings in the midst of all of the artistic and creative … Continue reading

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2501 Rose Walk, Berkeley

Though income properties are not generally our primary focus here at Edificionado, it is difficult to pass on a group of duplexes designed by Henry Gutterson and sited prominently above Maybeck’s famed Rose Walk. The Rose Walk itself was completed … Continue reading

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1475 Campus, Berkeley

Today we feature a compelling Third Bay Region home designed by Jack Damonte. Damonte began working with Gerald McCue shortly after graduating from Berkeley in 1965. He would remain with McCue through a number of iterations of his venerable firm, … Continue reading

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84 The Plaza, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a picturesque French Eclectic designed by Walter Ratcliff. Ratcliff designed in a variety of styles from First Bay Region through period revival often mixing and matching details to suit his desires on a particular project. … Continue reading

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2616 Etna, Berkeley

Today we feature a beautifully restored Dutch colonial shingle style designed by Julia Morgan. The home was commissioned for UC professor of zoology Charles Kofoid and his wife Carrie in 1905. Morgan did not use the gambrel roof in her … Continue reading

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6849 Snake, Oakland

This charming mid-century home appears to be a variation on Tom Lowe’s familiar downslope residence. Lowe was an extremely prolific design-builder who built versions of the same home for several decades. He was responsible for a number of extremely creative … Continue reading

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