Category Archives: New Modern

862 Regal, Berkeley

Believe it or not, this showy new modern residence was until recently a rather boxy oversized Spanish colonial revival. The home underwent a major rehab in the last few years under the direction of Christopher Haas of Haas Architecture and … Continue reading

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7 Strathmoor, Oakland

Today we feature a showy new modern residence in the Claremont Hills. The home is the first project by new design-build firm Five9 Design which along with Manou Design Group is an outgrowth of a development company that completed a … Continue reading

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432 50th, Oakland

Our featured home today is an intriguing Temescal bungalow. It was originally a modest and fairly unremarkable home that had experienced a number of rather insensitive modifications over the years, but in the last decade or so the current owners … Continue reading

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25 Tanglewood, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a sprawling modernist residence that was originally designed by Berkeley architect John Hans Ostwald. However, not much of Ostwald’s original design remains today. Over the last decade, the home has undergone a massive renovation at … Continue reading

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11 Maybeck Twin, Berkeley

Our featured home today is the latest impressive residence by local new modern design-builder Vittorio Salvo of Arcistruct. We have featured a number of his homes over the last few years, but this one may be the most ambitious with … Continue reading

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500 Oakshire, Alamo

Today we feature a blocky and substantial new modern residence in Alamo. No architect is mentioned in the listing but the home has some of the hallmarks of the work of Robert Swatt including characteristically spare interiors and long cantilevering … Continue reading

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2497 Valley, Berkeley

Our featured home today is another nice new modern residence designed by prolific local architect Matt Baran. Baran’s recognizable homes have been popping up more and more over the last several years in the empty lots of West Oakland and … Continue reading

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5507 Beaudry, Emeryville

This nicely appointed new modern prefab home was the prototype design for the ambitious but unfortunately short-lived Simpatico Homes. It was designed by Robert Swatt and served as both an exemplar and a personal residence for Simpatico founder Seth Krubiner … Continue reading

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723 60th, Oakland

This impressive new modern home is another nice example of the work of East Bay standout Matt Baran. The home features the now familiar boxy façade, carefully placed windows, and horizontal wood accents that have become the trademarks of his … Continue reading

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853 58th, Oakland

Our featured home today is another interesting new modern residence by Matt Baran. This one is a bit of a departure from his earlier designs in that it features a gable roof and siding that appears to wrap up and … Continue reading

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