Category Archives: Robert Ratcliff

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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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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12391 Skyline, Oakland

Robert Ratcliff, like his father before him, was a prolific designer; so it is not uncommon to see a number of his thoughtful mid-century homes come on the market in any given year. Even so, it has been some time … Continue reading

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1455 Vista, El Cerrito

It’s a little hard to tell from the pictures, but this El Cerrito residence is a truly exceptional hilltop mid-century designed by Robert Ratcliff. It has been on the market a number of times over the past few years, but … Continue reading

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790 San Luis, Berkeley

Today we feature an extraordinary Thousand Oaks mid-century designed by Robert Ratcliff. The home is a wonderful example of Ratcliff’s inspired use of different textures and surprising materials to create spaces that are at once comfortable and sophisticated. He, perhaps … Continue reading

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