Category Archives: Craftsman

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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1220 Spruce, Berkeley

The Dr. Robert Keys house is a charming Berkeley shingle style designed by East Bay phenom Julia Morgan. The home has a fairly loose and rather playful symmetry that is somewhat unusual in Morgan homes which are often quite strictly … Continue reading

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618 Moraga, Piedmont

Today we feature a beautifully appointed Piedmont craftsman. The home boasts a number of interesting features including tigered woodwork and a very unusual second floor balcony overlooking the living room. It is a particularly creative take on a type of … Continue reading

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5665 Keith, Oakland

This grand Rockridge craftsman is overflowing with original details. The home looks quite disciplined from the outside when compared to many of the more rustic shingle-style homes in the neighborhood. Its stucco exterior and brackets of varying sizes give it … Continue reading

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2738 Webster & 2918 Piedmont, Berkeley

Our featured homes today are a pair of Elmwood shingle style residences built within one block and one year of each other at the turn of the last century. The interior detailing of both homes is fairly similar but outside … Continue reading

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2632 College, Berkeley

Leola Hall had a reputation for making the most of the lots she would build out, often by putting more than one home in a space typically reserved for a single residence. Therefore, it is not particularly surprising to find … Continue reading

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360 Alcatraz, Oakland

Henry Wilson was a prolific designer from Los Angeles who was fondly known as “The Bungalow Man”. His volumes of plan books were immensely successful at the start of the twentieth century and helped to popularize the familiar bungalow form … Continue reading

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