Category Archives: Spanish Colonial Revival

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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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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2515 Buena Vista, Berkeley

This lovely Spanish colonial revival is attributed to Edwin Snyder who was one of the first architects in the Bay Area to practice in this now ubiquitous style. It is a charming home full of great period embellishment and Snyder’s … Continue reading

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175 Pershing, Oakland

Our featured home today is a handsome Spanish colonial revival attributed to prolific local designers Miller & Warnecke. It is a rambling structure, lavishly appointed with hand-adzed beams, wrought iron, and plenty of colorful tile – everything one might hope … Continue reading

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112 Estates, Piedmont

Earl MacDonald is not particularly well-known in the Bay Area because most of his solo career was spent in San Diego, but he lived in Oakland for many years and much of his training took place in the local offices … 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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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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3500 Calandria, Oakland

Our featured home today is a substantial Oakland Spanish colonial revival. It was the largest of the homes built in the new Oak Knoll development when it was opened in the late 20s and it remains an impressive architectural statement … Continue reading

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