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

83 Wisteria, Atherton

There are only a handful of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the Bay Area so it is a rare treat whenever one comes on the market. Particularly one so beautifully preserved as is the Mathews house. It is one of … Continue reading

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9 Arden, Berkeley

Today we feature a beautiful shingle style duplex designed by Theodore Bernardi. Bernardi joined William Wurster’s firm ten years after it opened and together with Donn Emmons became partners soon thereafter. Here he demonstrates his immense creativity with carefully crafted … Continue reading

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735 Cragmont, Berkeley

This impressive modernist residence is the work of Don Olsen who was one of the few Bay Area designers to embrace the international style that was much more prevalent in other parts of the country. His homes stand out here … Continue reading

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2321 Valley, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a charming storybook residence designed and built by the Fox Brothers who are perhaps best known for a pair of eccentric period revival bungalow courts that they built along University Avenue in Berkeley. Carl Fox … Continue reading

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1615 La Vereda, Berkeley

The Taylor house is an extremely early modernist residence designed by respected Berkeley architecture professor Michael Goodman when he was only 30. Goodman was a contemporary of William Wurster and both men are credited with creating the local movement now … Continue reading

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2916 Shasta, Berkeley

The McPherson house is an early modernist residence designed by Francis Joseph McCarthy just before he became a registered architect. He had worked in William Wurster’s office for a number of years prior but his solo practice received widespread acclaim … Continue reading

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862 Euclid, Berkeley

Today we feature an early and exceptional design by John Hans Ostwald. The home was created for Ostwald’s mother and it was the first of his many residential commissions as a solo practitioner. He was still working for Anshen + … Continue reading

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50 Arden, Berkeley

This charming Second Bay Region residence is an extremely early piece of modernist design by Winfield Scott Wellington whose trademark spare interiors of redwood and simple exteriors never fail to impress. Wellington was an early proponent of modernism and he … Continue reading

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272 Purdue, Kensington

Our featured home today is an unusual period revival residence built by Danish bricklayer Peter Clausen. Clausen’s homes were a showcase for his skill as a mason and carpenter and as such are full of unexpected flourishes. This one is … Continue reading

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245 Los Altos, Kensington

Today we feature a rambling hilltop ranch perched at the edge of Tilden Park. The home was designed by lesser known local architect Alvin Fingado. Fingado graduated from Berkeley before WWII and like Donald Olsen and many other Bay Area … Continue reading

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