Category Archives: Architect-Designed

2967 Avalon, Berkeley

Today we feature a sizable and highly symmetrical colonial revival residence. This one was reportedly designed by Edward Seely for well-to-do Berkeley builder J A Marshall. Seely favored the gable roof and here he has blessed the home with two … Continue reading

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50854 Partington Ridge, Big Sur

Today we travel a bit further afield to feature an extraordinary residential compound in Big Sur. The homes in question were designed by local legend Mickey Muennig for his own family and they epitomize the highly innovative approach Muennig takes … Continue reading

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1 Van Sicklen, Oakland

This intriguing storybook home is attributed to William Raymond Yelland who made a name for himself designing some of the most flamboyant period revival residences in all of the Bay Area. Perhaps best known among them is Berkeley’s Normandy Village … Continue reading

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41 Oakvale, Berkeley

Our featured home today is an early and exceptional shingle style residence designed by John Hudson Thomas. The Leo and Ella Dungan house is one of Thomas’ most endearing and creative early designs. Its conglomeration of highly peaked roofs straddle … Continue reading

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2330 Vine, Berkeley

Ted Spencer is probably best known for the numerous buildings he designed around the Stanford campus, but he attended architecture school at Berkeley and there are several of his designs on this side of the Bay as well. Most notable … Continue reading

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5 Arcade, Berkeley

This exquisite Bay Region mid-century is a particularly inventive design by local architect David Kerr Burton. Here, Burton made the most of a relatively modest triangular lot by designing a triangular home with a central stair topped by a pyramid … Continue reading

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8449 Terrace, El Cerrito

Our featured home today was originally a fairly modest bungalow that was significantly expanded and remodeled in 1964 by local architect Jack Anderson. Anderson and his partner Lyman Jee began their partnership working out of the garage of Anderson’s home … Continue reading

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2 Bien Venida, Orinda

Today we feature another compelling piece of Bay Region modernism without design attribution. The home features an interesting modified pinwheel plan with glazed gables and deep wood soffits. The central gable roofs that flatten at the perimeter were a motif … Continue reading

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1311 Clinton, Alameda

Our featured home today is a beautiful Alameda Colonial revival designed by California architectural pioneer David Farquharson. Farquharson is probably best known today as the designer of South Hall, the oldest remaining building on the UC Berkeley campus, but his … Continue reading

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106 Forest, Berkeley

Edificionado is pleased to have represented the buyers of the Torres-Rioseco house. There was no indication in the listing, but the home was originally designed for Poet and Berkeley professor of Latin American Languages, Arturo Torres-Rioseco and his wife Rosalie … Continue reading

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