Category Archives: Foursquare

2830 Regent, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a handsome colonial revival foursquare with a charming pedimented colonnade at the porch. The basic form of the house is fairly typical for the area, but there are a number of embellishments both inside and … Continue reading

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30947 Vallejo, Union City

Henry Meyers is not an architect who is as well known today as many of his contemporaries who were more prolific home builders, but the mark that he made on the shape of the East Bay is undeniable. Meyers was … Continue reading

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139 Hillcrest, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a fairly squat shingle style four square attributed to George Plowman. The home has had a number of modifications over the years but fortunately much of the original interior detailing is intact including plenty of … Continue reading

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227 Wayne, Oakland

Today we feature a statuesque Cleveland Heights colonial revival foursquare. The home’s imposing facade is unusually extravagant with paired demilune windows and a multitude of brackets. Inside, it is no less impressive with paneling in almost all of the public … Continue reading

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1405 San Antonio, Alameda

This stately shingle style colonial revival was designed by DF Oliver whose successful practice had offices in both Oakland and San Francisco at the turn of the century. Oliver was responsible for some of the largest homes built in Oakland … Continue reading

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896 61st, Oakland

This charming side by side foursquare duplex in North Oakland is amazingly well-preserved for a multi-unit property. Nearly all of the original woodwork remains unpainted including that in both of the kitchens which is nearly unheard of.

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4191 Gilbert, Oakland

Today we feature a handsome colonial revival foursquare. The home boasts a broad and stately façade with the traditional front bay and off-center porch. Inside it is equally distinguished with plenty of dark wood and period light fixtures. It is … Continue reading

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