Category Archives: Architect-Designed

6 Nogales, Berkeley

Today we feature a lovely shingle style bungalow designed by Walter Ratcliff. The bungalow was not a form that Ratcliff favored, preferring instead creative amalgamations of period revival styles, so this home is a bit unique. It is a rare … Continue reading

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6351 Longcroft, Oakland

Today we feature an unusual modified steel A-Frame designed by N Kent Linn. Linn’s homes were often angular and experimental and this one is no exception. At its core it is an A-Frame but the large dormers on the sides … Continue reading

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38 Northampton, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a particularly showy Tudor revival residence on one of Berkeley’s many charming hillside streets. This particular example is quite spare in keeping with the prevailing tastes in the late 20s but even so, it still … Continue reading

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861 Regal, Berkeley

Today we feature a spare and beautiful mid-century residence designed by Donald Olsen. Olsen studied under Walter Gropius on the East Coast and was one of only a few local architects to embrace international style design rather than the home-grown … Continue reading

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1427 Grizzly Peak, Berkeley

This charming Berkeley Hills mid-century is simple in conception but nicely executed with plenty of compelling spaces and thoughtful details. No architect is given credit in the listing, but the home bears some striking similarities to known examples of Richard … Continue reading

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95 The Plaza, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a picturesque residence designed by John Hudson Thomas at the height of his creativity. The home is an interesting combination of prairie and Viennese Secessionist influences combined with Thomas’ trademark detailing. John Hudson Thomas designed … Continue reading

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17 Eucalyptus, Berkeley

Charles Sumner Kaiser (later Charles Kaiser Sumner) is perhaps best known for his beautiful period revival style residences in Palo Alto and at Stanford, but his career in the Bay Area began in Berkeley, and that is where we find … Continue reading

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