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

5380 Shafter, Oakland

This picturesque late Victorian was one of the very first homes built in the Shafter neighborhood when it was just farmland on the northernmost edge of Oakland. It was still two decades before the passenger train service would start rolling … Continue reading

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1272 Caroline, Alameda

George Whittell Sr. made the bulk of his fortune by investing in the Comstock Lode in Nevada and with it he hired Ernest Coxhead to design him one of the most extravagantly ornamented homes in Alameda. The style of the … Continue reading

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150 Bret Harte, Berkeley

This impressive Berkeley Hills home was built in 1980, but it has all of the hallmarks of an earlier era. The home was conceived of by Donald Hoppen who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright and friend of the … Continue reading

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157 Fairlawn, Berkeley

This impressive Berkeley Hills mid-century is the first home that Gerald McCue designed for himself in the East Bay. He was only 27 when the home was built, but he was already an established architectural presence in the Bay Area … Continue reading

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176 Mountain Canyon, Alamo

This unusual storybook home is likely the work of local design-builder Doug Allinger. Allinger was the longtime protege of innovative craftsman Carr Jones whose mature style was characterized by a flamboyant and idiosyncratic use of masonry to create undulating organic … Continue reading

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610 Oakland, Oakland

It’s a bit hard to tell from the photos, but this charming First Bay Region residence is reportedly an early work by Oakland native Charles McCall. It’s complex roofline and unusual interior detailing would seem to bear that out. McCall … Continue reading

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1439 Hawthorne, Berkeley

The C H McNeil house is a distinguished Berkeley Norman revival designed by Henry Gutterson. Gutterson practiced in a variety of styles, but the one constant through all of his work is his highly refined aesthetic and spare detailing. His … Continue reading

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