Category Archives: Shingle

1421 San Antonio, Alameda

This intriguing shingle style colonial revival foursquare is a bit of a mishmash with a prairie style side entrance and a curved corner that pays homage to the turrets of its Victorian forebears. The home was reportedly designed and built … Continue reading

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1 Orchard, Berkeley

This unusual cluster of homes at the foot of Panoramic Hill was designed by Walter Steilberg for his family shortly after he opened his own architectural practice in Berkeley. Steilberg was a longtime associate of Julia Morgan, working as both … Continue reading

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6 Nogales, Berkeley

Today we feature a lovely shingle style bungalow designed by Walter Ratcliff. The bungalow was not a form that Ratcliff favored, preferring instead creative amalgamations of period revival styles, so this home is a bit unique. It is a rare … Continue reading

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1086 Spruce, Berkeley

This handsome shingle style home occupies an enviable position in the middle of everything great that Berkeley has to offer. Its fairly traditional shingled exterior gives way to interiors that are remarkably refined for the period with plenty of low … Continue reading

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139 Hillcrest, Berkeley

Our featured home today is a fairly squat shingle style four square attributed to George Plowman. The home has had a number of modifications over the years but fortunately much of the original interior detailing is intact including plenty of … Continue reading

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838 Oak, Alameda

This charming Alameda shingle style bungalow is situated on the East End of the island and less than a block from the lagoons that mark the original shore line. The home has a nicely balanced double gable façade with a … Continue reading

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2738 Webster & 2918 Piedmont, Berkeley

Our featured homes today are a pair of Elmwood shingle style residences built within one block and one year of each other at the turn of the last century. The interior detailing of both homes is fairly similar but outside … Continue reading

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