Category Archives: Tom Lowe

6849 Snake, Oakland

This charming mid-century home appears to be a variation on Tom Lowe’s familiar downslope residence. Lowe was an extremely prolific design-builder who built versions of the same home for several decades. He was responsible for a number of extremely creative … Continue reading

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1 Dead Horse Canyon

Today we feature an intriguing Third Bay Region residence that is reportedly the result of a collaboration between architect John Nicely and respected design-builder Tom Lowe. The home is made up of a number of levels that move down the … Continue reading

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1921 Gaspar, Oakland

The first few weeks of this year have brought with them a flood of Tom Lowe homes and today we have another to share that appears to be one of his familiar designs. It is a late 60s build so … Continue reading

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1791 Arrowhead, Oakland

This charming Montclair mid-century has a number of features in common with the distinctive downslope homes that Tom Lowe built all across the Oakland hills. However the layout is slightly different which is quite unusual in Lowe’s work which generally … Continue reading

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6693 Saroni, Oakland

Our featured home today is another of Tom Lowe’s familiar downslope residences. Lowe’s homes are fairly common in the Oakland hills and they are pretty easy to recognize once you have visited a few because he was notoriously faithful to … Continue reading

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6685 Girvin, Oakland

This handsome Montclair mid-century appears to be another of Tom Lowe’s trademark downslope homes. Lowe built many variations on the same design over a period of several decades so his homes are a familiar sight in the Oakland Hills. Last … Continue reading

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6633 Snake, Oakland

There have been an unusually large number of Tom Lowe’s familiar downslope houses on the market this summer. At one point at the beginning of August, there were five available at the same time. This appears to be another one … Continue reading

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7100 Marlborough, Oakland

Today we feature an intriguing Claremont Hills home designed by Tom Lowe. It is unusual not only because it is a departure from the standard design that Lowe replicated over and over in the Oakland Hills during the 60s and … Continue reading

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6400 Valley View, Oakland

This charming mid-century is a classic example of the type of home that local design-builder Tom Lowe built on downslope lots throughout the Oakland Hills. Lowe was active for more than thirty years and most of the homes that he … Continue reading

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20 Saroni, Oakland

This Montclair mid-century looks suspiciously like the work of Tom Lowe. Lowe’s homes are relatively common in the Oakland hills and they are pretty easy to recognize once you have been in a few because he was notoriously faithful to … Continue reading

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