Category Archives: Mid-Century

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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861 Regal, Berkeley

Today we feature a spare and beautiful mid-century residence designed by Donald Olsen. Olsen studied under Walter Gropius on the East Coast and was one of only a few local architects to embrace international style design rather than the home-grown … Continue reading

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1427 Grizzly Peak, Berkeley

This charming Berkeley Hills mid-century is simple in conception but nicely executed with plenty of compelling spaces and thoughtful details. No architect is given credit in the listing, but the home bears some striking similarities to known examples of Richard … Continue reading

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2717 Marin, Berkeley

This exceptionally photogenic mid-century residence is the work of Berkeley architect John Hans Ostwald. The home has never been on the market before and it is in the beautifully preserved original condition that one usually only encounters in single owner … Continue reading

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91 Evergreen, Oakland

This charming Bay Region mid-century was designed by Israeli architect Amiram Harlap. Harlap received his graduate degree in architecture at Berkeley in 1953 but only remained in the area until 1970. During that period he managed to make a name … Continue reading

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2060 Manzanita, Oakland

Martin Davis built a number of beautiful homes on Manzanita Drive of which this may be the latest. He is best known for his expressive and rustic residences built in the 70s but this home was designed around a decade … Continue reading

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