Category Archives: Architect-Designed

686 Mariposa, Oakland

There is no mention of it in the listing, but according to at least one reliable source, this lovely shingled craftsman is the work of Julia Morgan. It is without doubt a highly symmetrical and very finely detailed home, so … Continue reading

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771 San Diego, Berkeley

It has been a little over three years since Donald Olsen passed away, but the impact that he had on the architecture of the Bay Area is still palpable. Olsen cut his own path at a time when modernism in … Continue reading

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515 Miner, Orinda

The Richard Breuner house is a fairly early design by long time dean of architecture at UC Berkeley, William Wurster. It is difficult to discern today just how revolutionary Wurster’s work was at the time because so many of the … Continue reading

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6363 Estates, Oakland

Our featured home today was built by Axel Cederborg who was responsible for some of the largest and most lavish estates in Piedmont. Albert Farr collaborated with Cederborg perhaps more than any other architect, but Cederborg built the designs of … Continue reading

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841 San Luis, Berkeley

This modest mid-century jewel box was designed by prolific local architect Henry Hill fairly early in his long and productive career. It has seen a bit of modification over the years so that the colorful flash that Hill liked to … Continue reading

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8449 Terrace, El Cerrito

Today we feature another impressive remodel at the hand of a local mid-century architect. This home was originally built in 1938, but was reimagined 25 years later by El Cerrito local Jack Anderson. Anderson is best known for his long … Continue reading

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200 Panoramic, Berkeley

Our featured home today was originally a modest First Bay Region bungalow built on Panoramic Hill in 1914; but now the original structure is just the most reserved part of a much more ostentatious residence. The home underwent a significant … Continue reading

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