Category Archives: Prairie

95 The Plaza, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a picturesque residence designed by John Hudson Thomas at the height of his creativity. The home is an interesting combination of prairie and Viennese Secessionist influences combined with Thomas’ trademark detailing. John Hudson Thomas designed … Continue reading

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30947 Vallejo, Union City

Henry Meyers is not an architect who is as well known today as many of his contemporaries who were more prolific home builders, but the mark that he made on the shape of the East Bay is undeniable. Meyers was … Continue reading

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2901 Forest, Berkeley

The Sommarstrom Brothers were originally from Finland but upon arriving here, their construction company quickly became one of the largest in the East Bay due to their reputation for honesty and creative problem solving. Like many builders at the start … Continue reading

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6410 Regent, Oakland

Our featured home today is an intriguing Rockridge prairie style residence. The listing indicates that it was “inspired by” East Bay phenom Leola Hall who was a prolific design-builder in Elmwood before 1915. However, the layout and detailing of the … Continue reading

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5401 Belgrave, Oakland

Today we feature a large and stately Rockridge prairie style residence. The home has all of the great blocky massing and slight asymmetry that characterize the Bay Area’s familiar take on prairie style design. Inside, broad bands of woodwork fill … Continue reading

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24 Bridge, Berkeley

Today we feature a nicely appointed prairie style home perched at the foot of the Claremont hills. It boasts the broad horizontal bands both inside and out that characterize this style of architecture as well as a nice assortment of … Continue reading

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521 Juana, San Leandro

Today we feature a handsome prairie style bungalow in central San Leandro. The home boasts a particularly gracious front porch and is packed full of original woodwork and leaded glass. It is a charming example of the modest homes that … Continue reading

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562 Rosal, Oakland

Our featured home today is an impressive Lakeshore prairie box. In the teens Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence was profoundly felt across the country because of the widespread publication of his designs in the shelter magazines of the day. Here in … Continue reading

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1907 Curtis, Berkeley

This Berkeley prairie box has a pretty typical floor plan and interior detailing, but the façade is unusually vertical. Prairie homes generally speaking have a decidedly horizontal emphasis, so it is quite unusual to see one this tall and narrow. … Continue reading

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2643 Benvenue, Berkeley

Edificionado is pleased to have represented the buyers of this substantial Elmwood prairie style home. Shingle style was king in much of Berkeley through 1910, but shortly thereafter the influence of the Midwestern prairie school would begin to make a … Continue reading

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