Category Archives: Mid-Century

50854 Partington Ridge, Big Sur

Today we travel a bit further afield to feature an extraordinary residential compound in Big Sur. The homes in question were designed by local legend Mickey Muennig for his own family and they epitomize the highly innovative approach Muennig takes … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Architect-Designed, Mickey Muennig, Mid-Century | Leave a comment

7111 Pinehaven, Oakland

Today we feature an interesting Third Bay Region residence in the Oakland hills. The home is very thoughtfully conceived with large glazed openings and plenty of wood (much of it oriented on the diagonal which was a favored conceit in … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Mid-Century, Third Bay Region Style | Leave a comment

5 Arcade, Berkeley

This exquisite Bay Region mid-century is a particularly inventive design by local architect David Kerr Burton. Here, Burton made the most of a relatively modest triangular lot by designing a triangular home with a central stair topped by a pyramid … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Architect-Designed, David Kerr Burton, Mid-Century | 1 Comment

8449 Terrace, El Cerrito

Our featured home today was originally a fairly modest bungalow that was significantly expanded and remodeled in 1964 by local architect Jack Anderson. Anderson and his partner Lyman Jee began their partnership working out of the garage of Anderson’s home … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Architect-Designed, Jack ANderson, Mid-Century | 1 Comment

2 Bien Venida, Orinda

Today we feature another compelling piece of Bay Region modernism without design attribution. The home features an interesting modified pinwheel plan with glazed gables and deep wood soffits. The central gable roofs that flatten at the perimeter were a motif … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Architect-Designed, Mid-Century | Leave a comment

496 Highland, Danville

This intriguing mid-century residence has a fairly understated façade but inside it is full of interesting details. No architect is credited in the listing but it is clearly the work of a talented designer. The ridgeline skylights and suspended translucent … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Mid-Century | Leave a comment

106 Forest, Berkeley

Edificionado is pleased to have represented the buyers of the Torres-Rioseco house. There was no indication in the listing, but the home was originally designed for Poet and Berkeley professor of Latin American Languages, Arturo Torres-Rioseco and his wife Rosalie … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Architect-Designed, John Funk, Mid-Century | Leave a comment

841 San Luis, Berkeley

This modest mid-century jewel box was designed by prolific local architect Henry Hill fairly early in his long and productive career. It has seen a bit of modification over the years so that the colorful flash that Hill liked to … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Architect-Designed, Henry Hill, Mid-Century | 2 Comments

440 Camino Sobrante, Orinda

This exquisite Orinda mid-century is a beautifully preserved design by local East Bay architect Roger Lee. The home has only been on the market once before and it looks as though it has remained essentially unchanged since it was new. … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Architect-Designed, Mid-Century, Roger Lee | 1 Comment

14100 Skyline, Oakland

This impressive Bay Region mid-century is another thoughtful design by the partnership of Lyman Jee and Jack Anderson. It was designed during the brief period when fellow Berkeley grad Wit Willer was part of the firm before he became principal … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Architect-Designed, Lyman Jee and Jack Anderson, Mid-Century, Wit Willer | Leave a comment