Category Archives: Postmodern

32A Sunset, Kensington

This unusual Kensington home is the work of highly inventive East Bay architect John Rolf Hattam. It is a particularly creative postmodern take on art moderne revival with shingles thrown in for good measure. Hattam’s designs are notoriously imaginative from … Continue reading

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6580 Oakwood, Oakland

Michael Pearce has spent most of his career in Southern California with a few exceptions. Though his recent work seems to have moved away from the eye-popping postmodernism of this large Oakland Hills home, he was obviously quite comfortable with … Continue reading

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10033 Broadway Terrace, Oakland

William Dutcher’s work in the 90s was exceptionally restrained and understated during a time when many of his contemporaries were making homes as loud and audacious as possible. That reserve has ended up serving him well as his homes from … Continue reading

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8403 Wildcat, El Cerrito

This intriguing late mid-century was designed by local architect and purveyor of artisan tofu, Kevin Stong. Stong is responsible for a number of homes along Wildcat, but this is the one he designed for himself so it is likely the … Continue reading

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1433 Sandpiper Spit, Richmond

Our featured home today is a charming neo-industrial postmodern residence designed by Max Jacobson. Jacobson is a longtime fixture in the East Bay architectural community, working at Berkeley for many years beginning in the 70s and collaborating with Christopher Alexander … Continue reading

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1985 Tunnel, Oakland

The home we feature today is one of the most unusual of the many interesting postmodern structures built in the aftermath of the Oakland Hills Fire. It was designed by Ace Architects who were a local firm with a well-deserved … Continue reading

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1725 Estudillo, San Leandro

Our featured home today is an intriguing postmodern residence tucked away in the San Leandro hills. Its unusual asymmetrical brick façade cuts an exceptionally striking figure from the street. Brick was not a particularly common material choice for postmodern residences … Continue reading

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330 2nd, Oakland

We don’t often feature commercial structures here, but this particular building was home to one of the Bay Area’s most flamboyant local architecture firms. Ace Architects was responsible for some of the most playful and inventive postmodern homes built in … Continue reading

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6131 Ocean View, Oakland

Stanley Saitowitz is known today as one of the leading modernists currently practicing in the Bay Area, but his body of work is not a pure statement of new modern ideals. His tastes have evolved over time and through the … Continue reading

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700 Hillside, Albany

Today we feature a very unusual postmodern residence perched on the side of the Albany Hill. It is the first home in the Bay Area designed and built by Berkeley designer Christopher Alexander who is best known for his revolutionary … Continue reading

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