Category Archives: A-Frame

5845 Scarborough, Oakland

Today we feature a particularly idiosyncratic take on the familiar A-frame form. It is overflowing with custom wood carving, leaded glass, and plenty of great 60s art nouveau revival detailing. The home has been the lifelong project of Stewart Horton … Continue reading

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1 Cattle Chute, Lafayette

This intriguing asymmetrical A-Frame was designed by Albert Perata, founder of PSM Architects for his own family. Its primary shape is reminiscent of some of the Wally Reemelin homes that were built in Berkeley a decade or more earlier, but … Continue reading

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1154 Cragmont, Berkeley

Our featured home today is another of Wally Reemelin’s trademark A-Frame residences. Reemelin is often credited as one of the originators of the mid-century A-Frame phenomenon and since he was based out of Berkeley, we are fortunate to have quite … Continue reading

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1351 Glendale, Berkeley

Over the years we have featured a number of great salt box A-frames in Berkeley. The homes are typically designed by Wally Reemelin, one of the fathers of the A-frame, and they boast unusual asymmetrical rooflines that make for some … Continue reading

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2140 Arrowhead, Oakland

Today we feature an imposing Montclair A-Frame foreclosure. It has a relatively modest footprint but its high-peaked roof creates the illusion of greater scale from the street. Inside, the home is packed full of great period detailing. It needs a … Continue reading

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117 Purdue, Kensington

This impressive Kensington mid-century is made up of an interesting assortment of linked volumes. The main living space is a modified A-frame with the roof held up from the ground to allow for expansive views out of the sides. From … Continue reading

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26 Fern, Orinda

Today our featured home is a sizeable Orinda A-frame. It has enough protuberances so that its signature shape is barely discernable from the front, but inside the structure is unmistakable. Nearly the entire gable end is glazed which opens the … Continue reading

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