Category Archives: Spanish Colonial Revival

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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2501 Hilgard, Berkeley

This unusually creative take on the fourplex form is attributed to Walter Ratcliff whose prolific practice was responsible for a great number of showy residences and commercial structures across Berkeley. Here he has tackled a type of structure generally focused … Continue reading

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311 Saint James, Piedmont

This substantial Piedmont period revival is reportedly the work of George Washington Smith who is one of the California architects most often credited with popularizing Spanish colonial revival design in the state. Smith was based out of Southern California so … Continue reading

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661 Santa Rosa, Berkeley

Today we feature a charming Thousand Oaks Spanish colonial. Its detailing is fairly understated, but the organization of spaces is extremely thoughtful with the kitchen in the center of the house, public rooms in one wing, and private rooms in … Continue reading

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