Category Archives: Walter Brooks

1419 Summit, Berkeley

Today we feature a nicely appointed Berkeley mid-century attributed to Walter Thomas Brooks. The home was built in 1948 which was about a decade before Brooks’ first design was constructed so it is likely that Brooks may have renovated the … Continue reading

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936 Shevlin, El Cerrito

The main house at 936 Shevlin is a pretty typical boxy modernist ranch – a common form that fills the streets of El Cerrito, but the guest house in the back yard is another story entirely. It is a beautiful … Continue reading

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12 Tara, Orinda

Today we feature an extremely late home designed by Walter Thomas Brooks who is best known for his rather enigmatic and idiosyncratic mid-century residences. This particular example was built in 1980 and it is a “Stem” house which is what … Continue reading

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545 Dwight, Berkeley

Today we feature an interesting mid-century home attributed to Walter Thomas Brooks. The home certainly has some Brooks trademark features including most notably the open corners in the roof overhangs which were a signature in many of his designs. However, … Continue reading

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841 Contra Costa, Berkeley

This beautiful Berkeley mid-century designed by Walter Thomas Brooks is well worth a visit while it’s on the market. The pyramid with apical skylight was a common form for Brooks, perhaps influenced by influencing Charles Moore’s famous Orinda home, but … Continue reading

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