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About edificionado

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

6 Nogales, Berkeley

Today we feature a lovely shingle style bungalow designed by Walter Ratcliff. The bungalow was not a form that Ratcliff favored, preferring instead creative amalgamations of period revival styles, so this home is a bit unique. It is a rare … Continue reading

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6351 Longcroft, Oakland

Today we feature an unusual modified steel A-Frame designed by N Kent Linn. Linn’s homes were often angular and experimental and this one is no exception. At its core it is an A-Frame but the large dormers on the sides … Continue reading

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5661 Estates, Oakland

This handsome mid-century is a study in economy with a series of surprisingly generous spaces packed within a fairly modest footprint. The interiors are beautifully preserved with lots of wood and glass as well as a number of charming built-ins. … Continue reading

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38 Northampton, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a particularly showy Tudor revival residence on one of Berkeley’s many charming hillside streets. This particular example is quite spare in keeping with the prevailing tastes in the late 20s but even so, it still … Continue reading

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861 Regal, Berkeley

Today we feature a spare and beautiful mid-century residence designed by Donald Olsen. Olsen studied under Walter Gropius on the East Coast and was one of only a few local architects to embrace international style design rather than the home-grown … Continue reading

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2237 Carleton, Berkeley

Charles W Woodworth was the founder of the entomology department at UC Berkeley and is also credited as one of the developers of the outpost that would later become UC Davis. But Woodworth was not a man whose interests were … Continue reading

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1427 Grizzly Peak, Berkeley

This charming Berkeley Hills mid-century is simple in conception but nicely executed with plenty of compelling spaces and thoughtful details. No architect is given credit in the listing, but the home bears some striking similarities to known examples of Richard … Continue reading

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