Category Archives: Mid-Century

1194 Cragmont, Berkeley

This intriguing shingle style residence is an unusual combination of First and Second Bay Region design. The living room is clearly in the manner of Bernard Maybeck with its exposed timbering and massive concrete hearth while the kitchen and other … Continue reading

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60 Hiller, Oakland

Our featured home today comes with a bit of a story. The home was originally built in 1963 by Stanley Hiller and it was the first home constructed in Hiller Highlands. Hiller was a precocious talent who started attending UC … Continue reading

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7 Charles Hill, Orinda

The Harold Manor house is an extremely early ranch style residence designed by Clarence Mayhew in the late 30s. The home was an ambitious and forward looking undertaking at the time which garnered much acclaim and was widely published in … Continue reading

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5 Maybeck Twin, Berkeley

Maybeck Twin boasts only a couple of homes by its highly regarded namesake. The balance of residences on the short street were designed by a who’s who of local mid-century architects. There’s no indication in the listing who is responsible … Continue reading

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40 Mariposa, Orinda

Olof Dahlstrand spent most of his career in Carmel so the bulk of his work is found there, but there are seven of his homes that remain in the Bay Area. They represent a brief period at the start of … Continue reading

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6351 Longcroft, Oakland

Today we feature an unusual modified steel A-Frame designed by N Kent Linn. Linn’s homes were often angular and experimental and this one is no exception. At its core it is an A-Frame but the large dormers on the sides … Continue reading

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5661 Estates, Oakland

This handsome mid-century is a study in economy with a series of surprisingly generous spaces packed within a fairly modest footprint. The interiors are beautifully preserved with lots of wood and glass as well as a number of charming built-ins. … Continue reading

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