Category Archives: First Bay Region Style

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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1321 Bay View, Berkeley

This exceptional First Bay Region home was designed by Bernard Maybeck for Berkeley German professor JH Senger. It is a complex structure showcasing Maybeck’s playful and creative use of unusual combinations of details. Here he has combined Tudor half timbering … 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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41 Lake, Piedmont

Joseph and Samuel Newsom were best known for the extravagantly detailed Queen Anne homes that they published in their plan books and built around the Bay Area, but the home that Samuel designed for his own family in Piedmont is … Continue reading

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715 The Alameda, Berkeley

The Brock House is a substantial First Bay Region residence designed by Henry Gutterson. The exterior is an unusual combination of wood and brick but it still displays Gutterson’s characteristic balance and attention to detail. Inside, the home is lavishly … Continue reading

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109 Hillcrest, Berkeley

Today we feature an unusually symmetrical one and one half story shingle style home designed by Charles Sumner Kaiser. Kaiser only practiced in the East Bay for about a decade, but during that time he became fully immersed in the … 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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