Category Archives: Art Moderne

95 Parnassus, Berkeley

This striking art moderne residence was a very forward looking piece of design when it was built in 1935. It was the result of a competition funded by General Electric to create a model of the “New American Home” complete … Continue reading

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80 Selkirk, Oakland

Today we feature an interesting Redwood Heights home with some particularly unusual hybrid detailing. At first glance, the home is decidedly prairie with its prominent masonry chimney and horizontal massing with windows tucked up high under the eaves. Upon approaching … Continue reading

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2300 Le Conte, Berkeley

Art moderne single family homes are very rare in the East Bay. There are a number of nice commercial buildings and multi-unit structures, but the style never became popular for homes here. So it is with great pleasure that we … Continue reading

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