Category Archives: Mid-Century

252 The Uplands, Berkeley

There is no mention of it in the listing but this exceptional late mid-century was the home of Lyman Jee who is probably best known for his long and productive partnership with Jack Anderson in El Cerrito. This home was … Continue reading

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970 Contra Costa, El Cerrito

Our featured home today is a modest Bay Region mid-century charming for its extreme simplicity. Its single low gable provides ample shelter for the entire structure and its generous overhangs shade the carefully placed glazed openings. The interiors are equally … Continue reading

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1162 Grizzly Peak, Berkeley

This meticulously detailed and beautifully composed mid-century was designed by local architect John Wells as his personal residence. Wells was a longtime associate of highly regarded Berkeley professor and architect Vernon DeMars, first in the firm of Demars and Reay … Continue reading

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9 Harvard, Berkeley

Today we feature a lovely Bay Region mid-century designed by Harry Nakahara shortly after he started his solo practice. The home is a picture of restraint, beautifully proportioned and carefully sited to take full advantage of the long views across … Continue reading

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6555 Longwalk, Oakland

Versions of the pole house have been built since ancient times but the form was not really part of the architectural vernacular in modern California until the structural expressionist movement of the 1970s kindled renewed interest in laying bare the … Continue reading

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3303 Dwight, Berkeley

Our featured home today is an unusual mid-century residence designed by local cabinetmaker John Coreris for himself. It boasts a highly complex roof structure that combines gable and dome forms into a single unified whole that could only be the … Continue reading

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2090 Arrowhead, Oakland

Mark Mills was one of the many Taliesen fellows that made names for themselves in California. His experimental organic homes in Carmel and Big Sur were some of the most compelling and original work on the coast in the middle … Continue reading

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