Category Archives: Shingle

6421 Benvenue, Oakland

Our featured home today is a charming John Hudson Thomas design from the most creative period in his highly prolific career. Here he takes the familiar shingle style and embellishes it with a number of unexpected flourishes both inside and … Continue reading

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2616 Etna, Berkeley

Today we feature a beautifully restored Dutch colonial shingle style designed by Julia Morgan. The home was commissioned for UC professor of zoology Charles Kofoid and his wife Carrie in 1905. Morgan did not use the gambrel roof in her … Continue reading

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21 Mosswood, Berkeley

Mosswood Road is best known today as the location of a number of impressive residences designed by Julia Morgan’s associate Walter Steilberg, but before Steilberg made his mark on the brief thoroughfare there were already several lovely homes there. This … Continue reading

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41 Oakvale, Berkeley

Our featured home today is an early and exceptional shingle style residence designed by John Hudson Thomas. The Leo and Ella Dungan house is one of Thomas’ most endearing and creative early designs. Its conglomeration of highly peaked roofs straddle … Continue reading

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2708 Virginia, Berkeley

The Bray house began its life as a modest shingled bungalow, but several years after it was built it was purchased by John Hudson Thomas’ sister and her husband. Together, they undertook a significant renovation in the early 20s which … Continue reading

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1401 Le Roy, Berkeley

This imposing and unusual shingle style residence was designed by John Galen Howard with assists from Stafford Jory and Julia Morgan. Howard never owned the house himself, but he did live in it for eight years after it was completed. … Continue reading

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111 Alvarado, Berkeley

This lovely Berkeley shingle style has an unusually complex original floorplan which was further enhanced recently by local Berkeley custom builder Jeff Altman of Altman Associates. Altman is known for his sensitive restorations and this home is no exception with … Continue reading

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891 Union, Alameda

This imposing shingle style Queen Anne with Romanesque ashlar base was built by prolific Alameda contractor Joseph Leonard for his own family. He chose well-known Los Angeles architect C H Russell to design it despite his own quite formidable design … Continue reading

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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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1112 Union, Alameda

Today we feature a lovely Alameda bungalow. The home has a great shingled double gable supported on large brackets facing the street. Inside there are built-ins, divided lights and multiple fireplaces. Of particular note are the battered and pedimented casework … Continue reading

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