Category Archives: Craftsman

111 Alvarado, Berkeley

This lovely Berkeley shingle style has an unusually complex original floorplan which was further enhanced recently by local Berkeley custom builder Jeff Altman of Altman Associates. Altman is known for his sensitive restorations and this home is no exception with … Continue reading

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2237 Carleton, Berkeley

Charles W Woodworth was the founder of the entomology department at UC Berkeley and is also credited as one of the developers of the outpost that would later become UC Davis. But Woodworth was not a man whose interests were … Continue reading

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4032 Brighton, Oakland

Our featured home today is a lavishly appointed Glenview bungalow that may be familiar to some because it was featured in Paul Duchscherer’s well regarded book entitled The Bungalow: America’s Arts and Crafts Home. The book was published in the … Continue reading

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2808 Ashby, Berkeley

This charming stucco craftsman is one of a pair of loosely mirrored homes designed by Leola Hall. Hall was a prolific local design-builder so there are quite a number of her familiar homes around Berkeley, but most of them are … Continue reading

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1035 Shattuck, Berkeley

Our featured home today is an early and exquisite shingle style craftsman by prolific local designer John Hudson Thomas. Thomas is perhaps best known for his later Secessionist structures but he began his career, like many of his contemporaries, working … Continue reading

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123 Monte, Piedmont

Our featured home today is a lovely and highly symmetrical shingle style built at the turn of the century for three generations of Stratton women. Jeannie Stratton was a young widow at 34 when the home was constructed, but she … Continue reading

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610 Oakland, Oakland

It’s a bit hard to tell from the photos, but this charming First Bay Region residence is reportedly an early work by Oakland native Charles McCall. It’s complex roofline and unusual interior detailing would seem to bear that out. McCall … Continue reading

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2830 Garber, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a beautifully preserved and carefully updated First Bay Region residence that originally belonged to George Plowman. At the time the home was built, Plowman was in a brief, but productive partnership with John Hudson Thomas … Continue reading

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2664 Shasta, Berkeley

This intriguing Berkeley home is one of a trio of structures built as a small community on the edge of Glendale-La Loma Park in the early 20s. It is a fairly late example of the rough-hewn Swiss chalet style that … Continue reading

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1309 Arch, Berkeley

Today we feature an intriguing First Bay Region home designed by Paul Needham. It boasts an unusual combination of plaster with half timbering and shingles at the exterior and even more surprises inside. Needham is not particularly well known today, … Continue reading

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