Category Archives: Mid-Century

739 Bay Tree, El Cerrito

This beautiful post and beam mid-century is tucked away on a short street in the El Cerrito Hills. The home is clearly the work of a talented designer with carefully choreographed spaces and a variety of interesting textures – yet … Continue reading

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8648 Thors Bay, El Cerrito

Today we feature a fairly understated late Bay Region mid-century perched atop the El Cerrito Hills. The home boasts beautifully wooded interiors carefully arranged to capture long views across the bay. The living room is a particularly compelling space with … Continue reading

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150 Bret Harte, Berkeley

This impressive Berkeley Hills home was built in 1980, but it has all of the hallmarks of an earlier era. The home was conceived of by Donald Hoppen who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright and friend of the … Continue reading

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157 Fairlawn, Berkeley

This impressive Berkeley Hills mid-century is the first home that Gerald McCue designed for himself in the East Bay. He was only 27 when the home was built, but he was already an established architectural presence in the Bay Area … Continue reading

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8701 Don Carol, El Cerrito

Our featured home today is a rare and exceptional mid-century residence designed by Claude Oakland. Oakland began his career designing homes for Joseph Eichler at Anshen & Allen, but soon Eichler had convinced him to open his own office to … Continue reading

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9 Maybeck Twin, Berkeley

This beautifully composed Berkeley mid-century is a typically elegant and restrained design by Robert Ratcliff. Ratcliff would inherit a very successful architectural practice when his father Walter retired in 1955, but it was Robert’s vision that would really propel the … Continue reading

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252 The Uplands, Berkeley

There is no mention of it in the listing but this exceptional late mid-century was the home of Lyman Jee who is probably best known for his long and productive partnership with Jack Anderson in El Cerrito. This home was … Continue reading

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