Category Archives: Second Bay Region Style

1194 Cragmont, Berkeley

This intriguing shingle style residence is an unusual combination of First and Second Bay Region design. The living room is clearly in the manner of Bernard Maybeck with its exposed timbering and massive concrete hearth while the kitchen and other … Continue reading

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970 Contra Costa, El Cerrito

Our featured home today is a modest Bay Region mid-century charming for its extreme simplicity. Its single low gable provides ample shelter for the entire structure and its generous overhangs shade the carefully placed glazed openings. The interiors are equally … Continue reading

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1615 La Vereda, Berkeley

The Taylor house is an extremely early modernist residence designed by respected Berkeley architecture professor Michael Goodman when he was only 30. Goodman was a contemporary of William Wurster and both men are credited with creating the local movement now … Continue reading

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640 Euclid, Berkeley

Michael Goodman was a contemporary of William Wurster and the two worked together for many years at Berkeley; but while Wurster grew up in Stockton, Goodman was born in Lithuania and therefore brought very different influences to his work. Both … Continue reading

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50 Arden, Berkeley

This charming Second Bay Region residence is an extremely early piece of modernist design by Winfield Scott Wellington whose trademark spare interiors of redwood and simple exteriors never fail to impress. There was another equally compelling Wellington home a on … Continue reading

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150 Arlington, Kensington

This very unusual Kensington home is clad in long vertical pieces of wood which still retain their bark making the home virtually disappear into the surrounding forest. But as unobtrusive as the home is on the outside, it is equally … Continue reading

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2011 Marin, Berkeley

Though the architect of this lovely Berkeley cottage is not identified in the listing, this house was most certainly designed by a professional. The home is very modern for 1936. It is somewhat reminiscent of some of William Wurster’s homes … Continue reading

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