Category Archives: Shingle

17 Eucalyptus, Berkeley

Charles Sumner Kaiser (later Charles Kaiser Sumner) is perhaps best known for his beautiful period revival style residences in Palo Alto and at Stanford, but his career in the Bay Area began in Berkeley, and that is where we find … Continue reading

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910 Indian Rock, Berkeley

The Marrenner house is a distinguished First Bay Region shingle style designed by Walter Ratcliff. Its long façade is another of his deft amalgamations of seemingly disparate elements. Symmetrical end gables are tied together by a perpendicular plane containing an … Continue reading

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1035 Shattuck, Berkeley

Our featured home today is an early and exquisite shingle style craftsman by prolific local designer John Hudson Thomas. Thomas is perhaps best known for his later Secessionist structures but he began his career, like many of his contemporaries, working … Continue reading

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123 Monte, Piedmont

Our featured home today is a lovely and highly symmetrical shingle style built at the turn of the century for three generations of Stratton women. Jeannie Stratton was a young widow at 34 when the home was constructed, but she … 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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2687 Las Aromas, Oakland

This unusual residence began its life as a rather unassuming shingle style bungalow but it has more recently been the longtime home of highly regarded local architect Beverley David Thorne. Thorne is best known for the innovative steel framed modernist … Continue reading

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2608 Wallace, Oakland

Today we feature a handsome shingle style bungalow in the Highland Terrace neighborhood of Oakland. The home is awash in original unpainted woodwork and period light fixtures. The blocky bracketing in the dining room, both at the plate rail and … Continue reading

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41 Lake, Piedmont

Joseph and Samuel Newsom were best known for the extravagantly detailed Queen Anne homes that they published in their plan books and built around the Bay Area, but the home that Samuel designed for his own family in Piedmont is … Continue reading

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109 Hillcrest, Berkeley

Today we feature an unusually symmetrical one and one half story shingle style home designed by Charles Sumner Kaiser. Kaiser only practiced in the East Bay for about a decade, but during that time he became fully immersed in the … Continue reading

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2758 Piedmont, Berkeley

Last month we featured a lovely Leola Hall shingle style at the corner of Piedmont and Stuart in Berkeley. That home has since sold, but rather surprisingly another Leola Hall house right across the street is on the market today. … Continue reading

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