Category Archives: Mid-Century

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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1910 Yosemite, Berkeley

Today we feature an impressive post and beam mid-century attributed to A Steiner. This likely refers to Carlton A Steiner who worked in the office of Vernon DeMars before starting his own practice in the early 40s. Steiner is probably … Continue reading

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540 Dwight, Oakland

Edificionado is pleased to have represented the buyers of this lovely Bay Region mid-century perched on the edge of Panoramic Hill. There was no mention of it in the listing, but the home was designed by respected San Francisco architect … Continue reading

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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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