Category Archives: Bernard Maybeck

1408 Hawthorne Terrace, Berkeley

Bernard Maybeck is best known today for his woodsy First Bay Region homes but he was by no means a stylistic puritan. Quite the contrary, he was above all else an innovator who loved to experiment not only with style, … Continue reading

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2577 Buena Vista, Berkeley

The Berkeley fire of 1923 claimed over 500 structures including a number of homes designed by Bernard Maybeck and it significantly altered the way Maybeck and his contemporaries would build moving forward. The Giesler house that we feature here today … Continue reading

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1709 La Loma, Berkeley

The Elsa Jockers house is a relatively early example of the work of Berkeley’s original eccentric architect, Bernard Maybeck. The home features his trademark broad overhanging eaves that seem to defy all rules of gravity or common decency. Inside, it … Continue reading

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1705 La Loma, Berkeley

At the start of the last century, Bernard Maybeck set out to find an architectural precursor that would work perfectly in the then rustic and untamed hills of Berkeley. What he settled on was the Swiss Chalet, and he would … Continue reading

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269 Mather, Oakland

Bernard Maybeck’s Boke house was a highly influential structure when it was built in Berkeley in 1901. Numerous homes that followed it would borrow details or indeed nearly entire facades in an effort to capture a bit of its trademark … Continue reading

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2751 Buena Vista, Berkeley

This exceptional Berkeley home was part of the original compound built by Bernard Maybeck for his family. The Wallen Maybeck house, as it is known, is one of a pair designed by Maybeck for his two children after the Berkeley … Continue reading

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1325 Arch, Berkeley

Today we feature an exceptional Bernard Maybeck Swiss chalet that sits prominently on a hillside site on Arch Street. The home was built for Albert Schneider who was a Classics professor at Berkeley and it is perhaps the largest of … Continue reading

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