Category Archives: Period Revival

6363 Estates, Oakland

Our featured home today was built by Axel Cederborg who was responsible for some of the largest and most lavish estates in Piedmont. Albert Farr collaborated with Cederborg perhaps more than any other architect, but Cederborg built the designs of … Continue reading

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1408 Hawthorne Terrace, Berkeley

Bernard Maybeck is best known today for his woodsy First Bay Region homes but he was by no means a stylistic puritan. Quite the contrary, he was above all else an innovator who loved to experiment not only with style, … Continue reading

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120 Wildwood Gardens, Piedmont

This picturesque Piedmont Spanish colonial is attributed to Frederick Reimers who was responsible for some of the most impressive period revival structures in the East Bay. It has a number of features in common with the showy model home he … Continue reading

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67 Stonecastle, Alamo

It is exceedingly rare to have the opportunity to rent a home designed by one of the Bay Area’s most respected local architects even for a short period, so finding a long term rental like the one we feature today … Continue reading

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2021 10th, Berkeley

This intriguing mission revival bungalow features an asymmetrical façade with an unusually angular parapet flanked by a pair of squat columns supporting the porch roof. Inside, the home is far more traditionally embellished with a nice assortment of built-ins, paneling, … Continue reading

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4420 Bridgeview, Oakland

This showy Spanish colonial revival was designed by Guy Brown for Oakland lawyer and mountaineer Bestor Robinson. It was one of the very first homes built in the Oakmore neighborhood when it was first opened for development, making it a … Continue reading

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6069 Buena Vista, Oakland

Today we feature a picturesque Spanish colonial revival that is part of a small pocket of homes that managed to survive the Oakland Hills fire in 1991. A great many homes burned along Buena Vista Avenue during that time, both … Continue reading

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