Category Archives: Period Revival

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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610 Cragmont, Berkeley

Our featured home today is an impressive storybook residence attributed to William Raymond Yelland. Yelland began his career with the highly regarded local firm Miller and Warnecke, but he would go on to pursue a much more flamboyant brand of … Continue reading

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38 Northampton, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a particularly showy Tudor revival residence on one of Berkeley’s many charming hillside streets. This particular example is quite spare in keeping with the prevailing tastes in the late 20s but even so, it still … Continue reading

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2729 Elmwood, Berkeley

Today we feature a substantial Elmwood period revival designed by Walter Ratcliff. The home is one of the largest of Ratcliff’s many Berkeley commissions and it is lavishly embellished with his trademark mixture of details from a variety of sources. … 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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2959 Northwood, Alameda

Period revival architectural had largely fallen out of favor after the Second World War, but this showy Alameda Monterey colonial revival is a rare exception. It is an exuberant repudiation to the growing tide of modernism that was making its … Continue reading

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