Category Archives: First Bay Region Style

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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1 Orchard, Berkeley

This unusual cluster of homes at the foot of Panoramic Hill was designed by Walter Steilberg for his family shortly after he opened his own architectural practice in Berkeley. Steilberg was a longtime associate of Julia Morgan, working as both … 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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315 Lenox, Oakland

Today we feature a handsome Adams Point shingle style home attributed to little known Oakland architect William Milvain. Its broad overhanging eaves and inviting porch hint at the beautifully preserved period detailing inside. The high wood paneling, built-ins, and even … Continue reading

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2828 Hillegass, Berkeley

Clarence Dakin hailed from a family of artists and architects and is perhaps best known for the collaboration with his cousin Edna Deakin to rebuild the notorious Temple of the Wings after it burned in the Berkeley fire of 1923. … Continue reading

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