Category Archives: Mediterranean Revival

20 Oak Ridge, Berkeley

This sizable Claremont Mediterranean is attributed to Willis Polk and it undoubtedly has a certain complexity of massing and ornamentation that would support the assignation. Like most of Polk’s residential commissions during this period, the home is built on a … Continue reading

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1537 Euclid, Berkeley

It is pretty unusual to have two Maybeck houses come on the market in any given year, but it seems particularly apropos that it should happen this year on the 150th anniversary of his birth. The most recent home to … Continue reading

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455 44th, Oakland

The Temescal neighborhood of North Oakland was Oakland’s little Italy in the first half of the twentieth century, and though only a very few vestiges of this colorful past remain today, there is still evidence of the Italian-American influence on … Continue reading

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6656 Dana, Oakland

This Rockridge home is a bit of a mash-up. From the outside it appears mostly Mediterranean, with its clusters of oversized brackets, wrought iron, and exposed beam ends poking through the stucco skin. But the tile roof is notably absent, … Continue reading

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115 Highland, Piedmont

In Piedmont, which is notorious for its over-updated homes, this lovely Mediterranean revival stands out for its unusual retention of period details. It is a wonderful example of the Mediterranean style with its blocky symmetry and stacked pairs of windows, … Continue reading

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6033 Margarido, Oakland

This massive Mediterranean revival is attributed to one John Fitts. Fitts is not a designer that we have come across before, but this home in upper Rockridge is quite nice. It is full of great original woodwork, wrought iron, and … Continue reading

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45 Oak Ridge, Berkeley

Today we feature a massive Mediterranean revival mansion. This home is noteworthy not only for its scale (over 4400 SF), but also for the amount of original detail that remains. Frequently, homes at the top end of the market are … Continue reading

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1000 The Alameda, Berkeley

This Berkeley Mediterranean Revival is characterized by repetition of an arch motif throughout the home. From the entry to the divided light windows to the alcoves above the fireplace, the repeated arch creates a unified composition that makes the home … Continue reading

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