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

1 Orchard, Berkeley

This unusual cluster of homes at the foot of Panoramic Hill was designed by Walter Steilberg for his family shortly after he opened his own architectural practice in Berkeley. Steilberg was a longtime associate of Julia Morgan, working as both … Continue reading

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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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1750 Toyon, Lafayette

Homes based on R Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome were sold by a number of kit house companies in the 1970s and quickly became popular for difficult or remote sites due to their fairly straight forward assembly and simple foundation requirements. … Continue reading

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132 Alpine Terrace, Oakland

This exceptionally refined Upper Rockridge new modern residence is the work of Randy Ruiz of AAA Architects. Ruiz cut his teeth with a number of respected firms before going out on his own a little over a decade ago. Here … Continue reading

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29 Tappan, Orinda

Our featured home today is a fairly reserved Orinda mid-century attributed to Harry Nakahara. Nakahara was fortunate to be heir to the very successful practice of John Warnecke in whose office he worked as a draftsman for many years. When … Continue reading

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1086 Spruce, Berkeley

This handsome shingle style home occupies an enviable position in the middle of everything great that Berkeley has to offer. Its fairly traditional shingled exterior gives way to interiors that are remarkably refined for the period with plenty of low … Continue reading

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5845 Scarborough, Oakland

Today we feature a particularly idiosyncratic take on the familiar A-frame form. It is overflowing with custom wood carving, leaded glass, and plenty of great 60s art nouveau revival detailing. The home has been the lifelong project of Stewart Horton … Continue reading

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