Category Archives: Mid-Century

13015 Skyline, Oakland

Today we feature a beautifully detailed Bay Region modernist residence designed by John Ostwald. The home is made up of two wings oriented around a towering central living space which itself is built around a skylight-surrounded hearth from which the … 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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3111 Claremont, Berkeley

Having grown up in a home designed by Ernest Coxhead with a studio by Bernard Maybeck in the back yard, one might say that Loy Chamberlain’s education in Bay Region design began at a very young age. It would continue … Continue reading

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3913 Happy Valley, Lafayette

This sprawling Lafayette mid-century is a bit reminiscent of the work of Richard Danskin who built a great number of homes in Lafayette and Orinda during the 1960s. His trademark low slope roofs interrupted by a high peak are easy … Continue reading

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739 Bay Tree, El Cerrito

This beautiful post and beam mid-century is tucked away on a short street in the El Cerrito Hills. The home is clearly the work of a talented designer with carefully choreographed spaces and a variety of interesting textures – yet … Continue reading

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8648 Thors Bay, El Cerrito

Today we feature a fairly understated late Bay Region mid-century perched atop the El Cerrito Hills. The home boasts beautifully wooded interiors carefully arranged to capture long views across the bay. The living room is a particularly compelling space with … Continue reading

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150 Bret Harte, Berkeley

This impressive Berkeley Hills home was built in 1980, but it has all of the hallmarks of an earlier era. The home was conceived of by Donald Hoppen who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright and friend of the … Continue reading

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