Category Archives: Mid-Century

145 Lexford, Piedmont

Today we feature an unusual Piedmont residence designed by a pair of renowned interior designers. The home belonged to Val Arnold who according to Architectural Digest in the 1980s was one of the ten most important designers in America. His … Continue reading

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5566 Greenridge, Castro Valley

Our featured home today is a beautifully preserved Castro Valley Eichler. The home is being sold by its original owner which no doubt accounts in large part for its pristine condition. Not only is most of the original mahogany paneling … Continue reading

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510 Lakewood, Walnut Creek

A few years ago we featured an interesting mid-century home in Walnut Creek designed by Frederick Dyer-Bennet for his family. Dyer-Bennet was a British architect who studied at Berkeley and then settled in the East Bay. Today we are fortunate … Continue reading

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42 Sotelo, Piedmont

Our featured home today was designed by one of our favorite local architects, Paul Hamilton. Hamilton went to the ArtCenter College of Design in Southern California before moving to Orinda where he began designing and building homes on the inexpensive … Continue reading

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1750 Toyon, Lafayette

Homes based on R Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome were sold by a number of kit house companies in the 1970s and quickly became popular for difficult or remote sites due to their fairly straight forward assembly and simple foundation requirements. … Continue reading

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29 Tappan, Orinda

Our featured home today is a fairly reserved Orinda mid-century attributed to Harry Nakahara. Nakahara was fortunate to be heir to the very successful practice of John Warnecke in whose office he worked as a draftsman for many years. When … Continue reading

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5845 Scarborough, Oakland

Today we feature a particularly idiosyncratic take on the familiar A-frame form. It is overflowing with custom wood carving, leaded glass, and plenty of great 60s art nouveau revival detailing. The home has been the lifelong project of Stewart Horton … Continue reading

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