Category Archives: Architect-Designed

50 Linda Vista, Orinda

This intriguing mid-century residence was designed by Southern California design-builder Les Guthrie for his own family during a brief period when he lived in the Bay Area. Guthrie homes often featured a living room with curved laminated beams, but here … Continue reading

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50 Sunset, Kensington

Clifford Conly Jr. is probably best known today for the property on Tomales Bay that he donated to the Audubon Canyon Ranch for use in their conservation research efforts, but for many years prior he had a very successful architectural … Continue reading

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1 Orchard, Berkeley

This unusual cluster of homes at the foot of Panoramic Hill was designed by Walter Steilberg for his family shortly after he opened his own architectural practice in Berkeley. Steilberg was a longtime associate of Julia Morgan, working as both … Continue reading

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260 Southampton, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a lavish Mediterranean revival designed by the short-lived San Francisco firm Norberg & Hayne. John Norberg and Benjamin Hayne were both still in their twenties when the home was built but it already demonstrates a … Continue reading

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2687 Las Aromas

This unusual residence began its life as a rather unassuming shingle style bungalow but it has more recently been the longtime home of highly regarded local architect Beverley David Thorne. Thorne is best known for the innovative steel framed modernist … Continue reading

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2160 Mastlands, Oakland

Benjamin Fishstein is not an architect with whom we are otherwise familiar, but this home that he built for himself in Piedmont Pines is certainly worthy of note. It appears to have been laid out on a grid of equilateral … Continue reading

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2608 Wallace, Oakland

Today we feature a handsome shingle style bungalow in the Highland Terrace neighborhood of Oakland. The home is awash in original unpainted woodwork and period light fixtures. The blocky bracketing in the dining room, both at the plate rail and … Continue reading

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