Category Archives: Mid-Century

1167 Keith, Berkeley

Today we feature the home that created a cultural phenomenon. It is the very first modern A-frame designed and built by Wally Reemelin shortly after the war in 1946. Reemelin was not an architect by training but rather a mechanical … Continue reading

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3367 Dwight, Berkeley

This intriguing complex of structures is part of a larger body of work on Panoramic Hill created by Berkeley native Judd Boynton. Boynton grew up at Temple of the Wings in the midst of all of the artistic and creative … Continue reading

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6849 Snake, Oakland

This charming mid-century home appears to be a variation on Tom Lowe’s familiar downslope residence. Lowe was an extremely prolific design-builder who built versions of the same home for several decades. He was responsible for a number of extremely creative … Continue reading

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2835 Morley, Oakland

There is no mention of it in the listing but this intriguing Piedmont Pines mid-century is the work of one of our favorite local design-builders, Marv Gunderson. Gunderson was responsible for a number of homes along Morley, each carefully designed … Continue reading

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7341 Pebble Beach, El Cerrito

Ted Moist studied physics in college but after working as a Liberty Ship designer in the Kaiser Shipyards during the war he decided to pursue a career in architecture during peacetime. He would go on to work briefly with classmate … Continue reading

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21 Norwood, Kensington

Our featured home today is another beautiful post and beam mid-century by Harry Nakahara. Nakahara’s designs have an understated elegance and simplicity that is missing in the more rustic work of some of his contemporaries. This home is no exception … Continue reading

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5811 Scarborough, Oakland

Our featured home today is a beautiful post and beam mid-century designed by Robert Goetz and Jens Hansen. Goetz and Hansen were both Bay Area natives but their homes tended to skew more toward the clean lines of Southern California … Continue reading

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83 Wisteria, Atherton

There are only a handful of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the Bay Area so it is a rare treat whenever one comes on the market. Particularly one so beautifully preserved as is the Mathews house. It is one of … Continue reading

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9 Arden, Berkeley

Today we feature a beautiful shingle style duplex designed by Theodore Bernardi. Bernardi joined William Wurster’s firm ten years after it opened and together with Donn Emmons became partners soon thereafter. Here he demonstrates his immense creativity with carefully crafted … Continue reading

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735 Cragmont, Berkeley

This impressive modernist residence is the work of Don Olsen who was one of the few Bay Area designers to embrace the international style that was much more prevalent in other parts of the country. His homes stand out here … Continue reading

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