Category Archives: Architect-Designed

636 Wildcat Canyon, Berkeley

We have another nice mid-century to share today – this time reportedly designed by Felix Rosenthal. There are actually a pair of structures included in the listing – both in similar styles, and with many similar features. They each are … Continue reading

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34 Echo, Piedmont

Our featured home today is another of Leon Meyer’s trademark round homes. Meyer was a fixture in the East Bay, building almost exclusively round homes and creating a niche for himself in an environment where there was a good deal … Continue reading

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2160 Mastlands, Oakland

Perhaps not surprisingly, selling homes is a bit of a challenge when there is a “shelter in place” order. Even so, there are a number of interesting homes trickling out on the market, though not at the pace we would … Continue reading

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3955 Canyon, Lafayette

Our featured home today is a beautiful mid-century residence designed by Murray Slama for himself in the hills of Lafayette. Slama was one of the first architects hired by Robert Ratcliff when he took the helm of his father’s famous … Continue reading

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771 San Diego, Berkeley

It has been almost five 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 Northern California … 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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10033 Broadway Terrace, Oakland

William Dutcher’s work in the 90s was exceptionally restrained and understated during a time when many of his contemporaries were making homes as loud and audacious as possible. That reserve has ended up serving him well as his homes from … Continue reading

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