Category Archives: New Modern

6948 Norfolk, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a showy new modern residence designed by Karman Ng formerly of Cantilever Design. Ng designed the home for himself and used it as a launch pad for his career as an independent practitioner. As such … Continue reading

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3367 Freeman, Walnut Creek

The Breezehouse is a new modern prefab structure designed by perhaps the most recognizable proponent of residential prefabrication, Michelle Kaufmann. The home was the second factory-built design that Kaufmann created for Sunset Magazine and it garnered a great deal of … Continue reading

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6201 Westwood, Oakland

This thoughtfully composed Oakland Hills new modern residence is the work of local architect Robert Swatt of Swatt Miers Architects. Swatt has been designing residences in the East Bay for over a quarter of a century and the purity of … Continue reading

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1147 Camelia, Berkeley

It is not often that we visit a home that has been massively altered without a small tinge of regret for the period fabric that was lost in the process. Occasionally, however, one encounters a structure that has been not … Continue reading

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132 Alpine Terrace, Oakland

This exceptionally refined Upper Rockridge new modern residence is the work of Randy Ruiz of AAA Architects. Ruiz cut his teeth with a number of respected firms before going out on his own a little over a decade ago. Here … Continue reading

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6339 Contra Costa & 6226 Acacia, Oakland

Today we feature a pair of showy new modern residences in Upper Rockridge. They were designed by two different architects, but despite that, they share a great deal in common. They were both completed this year and fill two of … Continue reading

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2828 Helen, Oakland

The industrial façade of this new modern residence is nicely suited to Oakland’s Dogtown neighborhood where the streets are lined with a wide variety of different types of structures. It is one of a pair of new homes built at … Continue reading

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1090 Siler, Oakland

Robert Nebolon is a Berkeley architect who was recently selected to design Sunset Magazine’s latest Idea House in Oakland. His designs generally tend toward the new modern, but the home we feature today has a decidedly Third Bay Region flavor. … Continue reading

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738 Willow, Oakland

This showy new modern residence is one of latest works by local architect Michael Tolleson. Its striking design seamlessly incorporates both live and work spaces into a single unified structure. Tolleson is a designer whose work we don’t see too … Continue reading

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427 Cavour, Oakland

This charming Rockridge residence is an interesting new modern variation on the raised basement bungalows that surround it. The home was designed by local Temescal neighborhood architect Mark Becker and it is nicely scaled to fit in with the rest … Continue reading

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