Category Archives: Period Revival

1 Van Sicklen, Oakland

This intriguing storybook home is attributed to William Raymond Yelland who made a name for himself designing some of the most flamboyant period revival residences in all of the Bay Area. Perhaps best known among them is Berkeley’s Normandy Village … Continue reading

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41 Oakvale, Berkeley

Our featured home today is an early and exceptional shingle style residence designed by John Hudson Thomas. The Leo and Ella Dungan house is one of Thomas’ most endearing and creative early designs. Its conglomeration of highly peaked roofs straddle … Continue reading

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2330 Vine, Berkeley

Ted Spencer is probably best known for the numerous buildings he designed around the Stanford campus, but he attended architecture school at Berkeley and there are several of his designs on this side of the Bay as well. Most notable … Continue reading

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741 Santa Barbara, Berkeley

Our featured home today is an intriguing shingled Tudor revival attributed to Roland Stringham. The home is very much in keeping with Stringham’s spare detailing and refined use of embellishment. The wood ceilings in the public spaces are a particularly … Continue reading

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52 Glen Alpine, Piedmont

The Jean Witter house is a palatial Tudor revival designed by Oakland architects Williams and Wastell for one of the original partners in the San Francisco stock brokerage Dean Witter. No expense was spared to replicate the lavish European residences … Continue reading

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22 Roble, Berkeley

Duncan McDuffie was a visionary developer responsible for some of the most picturesque subdivisions in the Bay Area. To accomplish this he worked with the leading minds of the day in both architecture and landscape design. So it is perhaps … Continue reading

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2357 Le Conte, Berkeley

The McMurray house is one of Maybeck’s later homes, built after the great Berkeley fire of 1923 which had destroyed so much of the city. In the stucco walls and clay tile roof, one can see his renewed focus on … Continue reading

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221 Sandringham, Piedmont

Our featured home today is a picturesque Piedmont Tudor designed by John Hudson Thomas. Thomas designed in a variety of styles over the course of his long career, but by his late period he focused mainly on substantial period revival … Continue reading

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176 Mountain Canyon, Alamo

This unusual storybook home is likely the work of local design-builder Doug Allinger. Allinger was the longtime protege of innovative craftsman Carr Jones whose mature style was characterized by a flamboyant and idiosyncratic use of masonry to create undulating organic … Continue reading

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18 Veteran, Oakland

Veteran Way in Glenview is perhaps our favorite tract of period revival homes in Oakland. Each one is impressively detailed and overflowing with exposed wood. They feel more like individual custom residences than part of a tract. The Norman revival … Continue reading

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