Category Archives: John Hans Ostwald

145 Duncan, Oakland

This lovely compact mid-century designed by John Hans Ostwald has some great features. It is sited on the bank of the Temescal creek with access to the house via a small truss foot bridge that spans the waterway. The home … Continue reading

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511 Dwight Place, Berkeley

This exceptional Bay Region mid-century is on the market for the first time since it was built in 1958. Designed by local Berkeley architect John Hans Ostwald to take full advantage of the site’s jaw-dropping panoramic views, the home is … Continue reading

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95 Sandringham, Piedmont

The Lipkin house is an impressive mid-century residence designed by John Hans Ostwald in the prime of his career. Ostwald was responsible for a number of homes around Piedmont, but this one has survived with more period detail intact than … Continue reading

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145 Duncan, Oakland

This lovely compact mid-century designed by John Hans Ostwald has some great features. It is sited on the bank of the Temescal creek with access to the house via a small truss foot bridge that spans the waterway. The home … Continue reading

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975 Alvarado, Oakland

Our featured home today is built on one of the last lots to burn in the Oakland Hills fire before the wind died and the blaze was finally brought under control. Unlike most of the supersized houses that filled the … Continue reading

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701 Hancock, El Cerrito

Our featured home today is another modest 1940s ranch that was overhauled by John Hans Ostwald in the late 50s. This one needs a bit of resuscitation to bring it back to its former glory, but it has loads of … Continue reading

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10 Atlas, Berkeley

This large and showy mid-century residence began its life as a much more modest affair: an early ranch style home with a bit of period revival detailing. Then in 1964 the Baruch family hired local architect John Hans Ostwald to … Continue reading

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