Category Archives: Period Revival

61 Oak Ridge, Berkeley

This picturesque Spanish colonial revival is attributed to San Francisco architect Clarence Tantau. Tantau was the rare period revival designer that worked almost exclusively in the Spanish style. One might surmise that this would lead to a great deal of … Continue reading

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2321 Valley, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a charming storybook residence designed and built by the Fox Brothers who are perhaps best known for a pair of eccentric period revival bungalow courts that they built along University Avenue in Berkeley. Carl Fox … Continue reading

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272 Purdue, Kensington

Our featured home today is an unusual period revival residence built by Danish bricklayer Peter Clausen. Clausen’s homes were a showcase for his skill as a mason and carpenter and as such are full of unexpected flourishes. This one is … Continue reading

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107 Panoramic, Berkeley

Our featured home today is an unusually creative Mediterranean revival at the base of Panoramic Hill. It is attributed to Miller and Warnecke who were extremely prolific and successful designers in a variety of period revival styles. Their homes are … Continue reading

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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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