Category Archives: First Bay Region Style

41 Oakvale, Berkeley

Our featured home today is an early and exceptional shingle style residence designed by John Hudson Thomas. The Leo and Ella Dungan house is one of Thomas’ most endearing and creative early designs. Its conglomeration of highly peaked roofs straddle … Continue reading

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2708 Virginia, Berkeley

The Bray house began its life as a modest shingled bungalow, but several years after it was built it was purchased by John Hudson Thomas’ sister and her husband. Together, they undertook a significant renovation in the early 20s which … Continue reading

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2357 Le Conte, Berkeley

The McMurray house is one of Maybeck’s later homes, built after the great Berkeley fire of 1923 which had destroyed so much of the city. In the stucco walls and clay tile roof, one can see his renewed focus on … Continue reading

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1401 Le Roy, Berkeley

This imposing and unusual shingle style residence was designed by John Galen Howard with assists from Stafford Jory and Julia Morgan. Howard never owned the house himself, but he did live in it for eight years after it was completed. … Continue reading

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1325 Arch, Berkeley

Today we feature an exceptional Bernard Maybeck Swiss chalet that sits prominently on a hillside site on Arch Street. The home was built for Albert Schneider who was a Classics professor at Berkeley and it is perhaps the largest of … Continue reading

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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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1194 Cragmont, Berkeley

This intriguing shingle style residence is an unusual combination of First and Second Bay Region design. The living room is clearly in the manner of Bernard Maybeck with its exposed timbering and massive concrete hearth while the kitchen and other … 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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17 Eucalyptus, Berkeley

Charles Sumner Kaiser (later Charles Kaiser Sumner) is perhaps best known for his beautiful period revival style residences in Palo Alto and at Stanford, but his career in the Bay Area began in Berkeley, and that is where we find … Continue reading

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910 Indian Rock, Berkeley

The Marrenner house is a distinguished First Bay Region shingle style designed by Walter Ratcliff. Its long façade is another of his deft amalgamations of seemingly disparate elements. Symmetrical end gables are tied together by a perpendicular plane containing an … Continue reading

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