Category Archives: Architect-Designed

30947 Vallejo, Union City

Henry Meyers is not an architect who is as well known today as many of his contemporaries who were more prolific home builders, but the mark that he made on the shape of the East Bay is undeniable. Meyers was … Continue reading

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1421 San Antonio, Alameda

This intriguing shingle style colonial revival foursquare is a bit of a mishmash with a prairie style side entrance and a curved corner that pays homage to the turrets of its Victorian forebears. The home was reportedly designed and built … Continue reading

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5566 Greenridge, Castro Valley

Our featured home today is a beautifully preserved Castro Valley Eichler. The home is being sold by its original owner which no doubt accounts in large part for its pristine condition. Not only is most of the original mahogany paneling … Continue reading

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120 Wildwood Gardens, Piedmont

This picturesque Piedmont Spanish colonial is attributed to Frederick Reimers who was responsible for some of the most impressive period revival structures in the East Bay. It has a number of features in common with the showy model home he … Continue reading

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67 Stonecastle, Alamo

It is exceedingly rare to have the opportunity to rent a home designed by one of the Bay Area’s most respected local architects even for a short period, so finding a long term rental like the one we feature today … Continue reading

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510 Lakewood, Walnut Creek

A few years ago we featured an interesting mid-century home in Walnut Creek designed by Frederick Dyer-Bennet for his family. Dyer-Bennet was a British architect who studied at Berkeley and then settled in the East Bay. Today we are fortunate … Continue reading

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2967 Avalon, Berkeley

Today we feature another 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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