Category Archives: Architect-Designed

157 Fairlawn, Berkeley

This impressive Berkeley Hills mid-century is the first home that Gerald McCue designed for himself in the East Bay. He was only 27 when the home was built, but he was already an established architectural presence in the Bay Area … Continue reading

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176 Mountain Canyon, Alamo

This unusual storybook home is likely the work of local design-builder Doug Allinger. Allinger was the longtime protege of innovative craftsman Carr Jones whose mature style was characterized by a flamboyant and idiosyncratic use of masonry to create undulating organic … Continue reading

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610 Oakland, Oakland

It’s a bit hard to tell from the photos, but this charming First Bay Region residence is reportedly an early work by Oakland native Charles McCall. It’s complex roofline and unusual interior detailing would seem to bear that out. McCall … Continue reading

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1439 Hawthorne, Berkeley

The C H McNeil house is a distinguished Berkeley Norman revival designed by Henry Gutterson. Gutterson practiced in a variety of styles, but the one constant through all of his work is his highly refined aesthetic and spare detailing. His … Continue reading

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8701 Don Carol, El Cerrito

Our featured home today is a rare and exceptional mid-century residence designed by Claude Oakland. Oakland began his career designing homes for Joseph Eichler at Anshen & Allen, but soon Eichler had convinced him to open his own office to … Continue reading

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9 Maybeck Twin, Berkeley

This beautifully composed Berkeley mid-century is a typically elegant and restrained design by Robert Ratcliff. Ratcliff would inherit a very successful architectural practice when his father Walter retired in 1955, but it was Robert’s vision that would really propel the … Continue reading

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252 The Uplands, Berkeley

There is no mention of it in the listing but this exceptional late mid-century was the home of Lyman Jee who is probably best known for his long and productive partnership with Jack Anderson in El Cerrito. This home was … Continue reading

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