Category Archives: Robert Ratcliff

3541 Dwight, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a lovely Bay Region mid-century designed by Robert Ratcliff. Robert was the eldest of Walter Ratcliff’s children and would eventually be heir to the Ratcliff architecture dynasty, but in the early 50s he was mostly … Continue reading

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155 Stonewall, Oakland

This intriguing Bay Region modernist residence was designed by Robert Ratcliff but it is a bit of a departure from the low slope roofs that typified much of his work. Here, it looks almost as though he is channeling his … Continue reading

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60 Hiller, Oakland

Our featured home today comes with a bit of a story. The home was originally built in 1963 by Stanley Hiller and it was the first home constructed in Hiller Highlands. Hiller was a precocious talent who started attending UC … Continue reading

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38 Northampton, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a particularly showy Tudor revival residence on one of Berkeley’s many charming hillside streets. This particular example is quite spare in keeping with the prevailing tastes in the late 20s but even so, it still … 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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6130 Skyline, Oakland

This interesting Oakland Hills mid-century has seen a fair amount of alteration over the years but there is happily still a good deal of period flavor left to enjoy. The home is reported to have been designed by Robert Ratcliff … Continue reading

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