Category Archives: Mid-Century

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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1008 King, El Cerrito

Our featured home today is an intriguing mid-century residence designed by Michael Pease the same year that he graduated from architecture school at Berkeley. Pease is not particularly well known in the Bay Area because he spent most of his … Continue reading

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3414 Kelly, Hayward

This lovely mid-century designed by local violin maker Jack Williamson is clearly the work of someone who appreciated wood. It is simply awash with it. The home is a fairly mature conception considering it is by a novice designer. The … Continue reading

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The Landfall Estate

Edificionado is pleased to have represented the buyers of the Landfall Estate, the only known residence built in the Sierras by Bay Area Case Study architect Beverley David Thorne. Originally called Thorneyrock, the home was designed as a small cabin … Continue reading

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13320 Skyline, Oakland

Today we feature an exceptional mid-century residence designed by local architect Jack Robbins. Robbins was educated on the East Coast so his influences were somewhat different than many of his local contemporaries that trained at Berkeley, but his innovative experiments … Continue reading

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50 Linda Vista, Orinda

This unusual mid-century residence was designed by Southern California design-builder Les Guthrie for his own family during a brief period when he lived in the Bay Area. Guthrie homes often featured a living room with curved laminated beams, but here … Continue reading

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50 Sunset, Kensington

Clifford Conly Jr. is probably best known today for the property on Tomales Bay that he donated to the Audubon Canyon Ranch for use in their conservation research efforts, but for many years prior he had a very successful architectural … Continue reading

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