Category Archives: Architect-Designed

60 Hiller, Oakland

Our featured home today comes with a bit of a story. The home was originally built in 1963 by Stanley Hiller and it was the first home constructed in Hiller Highlands. Hiller was a precocious talent who started attending UC … Continue reading

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7 Charles Hill, Orinda

The Harold Manor house is an extremely early ranch style residence designed by Clarence Mayhew in the late 30s. The home was an ambitious and forward looking undertaking at the time which garnered much acclaim and was widely published in … Continue reading

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6948 Norfolk, Oakland

2020 is off to a fairly slow start as far as interesting listings go, but we are beginning to see a bit of life coming back into the market after the long winter. Our featured home today is a showy … Continue reading

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610 Cragmont, Berkeley

Our featured home today is an impressive storybook residence attributed to William Raymond Yelland. Yelland began his career with the highly regarded local firm Miller and Warnecke, but he would go on to pursue a much more flamboyant brand of … Continue reading

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8403 Wildcat, El Cerrito

This intriguing late mid-century was designed by local architect and purveyor of artisan tofu, Kevin Stong. Stong is responsible for a number of homes along Wildcat, but this is the one he designed for himself so it is likely the … Continue reading

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40 Mariposa, Orinda

Olof Dahlstrand spent most of his career in Carmel so the bulk of his work is found there, but there are seven of his homes that remain in the Bay Area. They represent a brief period at the start of … Continue reading

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1418 Bonita, Berkeley

This picturesque late Victorian is attributed to Ira Boynton who was responsible for some of Berkeley’s showiest early homes. This particular example has seen a bit of modification over the years but the public rooms are beautifully preserved and full … Continue reading

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