Category Archives: Craftsman

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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2758 Piedmont, Berkeley

Last month we featured a lovely Leola Hall shingle style at the corner of Piedmont and Stuart in Berkeley. That home has since sold, but rather surprisingly another Leola Hall house right across the street is on the market today. … Continue reading

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2800 Piedmont, Berkeley

This charming Elmwood shingle style home is a quintessential Leola Hall residence complete with her trademark side entrance and grand central staircase all packed into a tiny fractional lot. The home appears to retain almost all of the original detailing … Continue reading

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686 Mariposa, Oakland

There is no mention of it in the listing, but according to at least one reliable source, this lovely shingled craftsman is the work of Julia Morgan. It is without doubt a highly symmetrical and very finely detailed home, so … Continue reading

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2201 Eunice, Berkeley

Today we feature an eclectic shingle style craftsman home designed by Andrew and Olive Wilson. Mr. Wilson ran a successful real estate business in Berkeley and the home is very much in keeping with the First Bay Region structures that … Continue reading

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