Category Archives: Swiss Chalet

2664 Shasta, Berkeley

This intriguing Berkeley home is one of a trio of structures built as a small community on the edge of Glendale-La Loma Park in the early 20s. It is a fairly late example of the rough-hewn Swiss chalet style that … Continue reading

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1309 Arch, Berkeley

Today we feature an intriguing First Bay Region home designed by Paul Needham. It boasts an unusual combination of plaster with half timbering and shingles at the exterior and even more surprises inside. Needham is not particularly well known today, … Continue reading

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1526 Mountain, Oakland

This highly unusual Montclair Swiss chalet is packed full of heavy timbers and interesting embellishments. The home is attributed in the listing to “Rowland” which we presume refers to the little known Berkeley design-builders Rowland & Rowland, but this structure … Continue reading

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1705 La Loma, Berkeley

At the start of the last century, Bernard Maybeck set out to find an architectural precursor that would work perfectly in the then rustic and untamed hills of Berkeley. What he settled on was the Swiss Chalet, and he would … Continue reading

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269 Mather, Oakland

Bernard Maybeck’s Boke house was a highly influential structure when it was built in Berkeley in 1901. Numerous homes that followed it would borrow details or indeed nearly entire facades in an effort to capture a bit of its trademark … Continue reading

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1325 Arch, Berkeley

Today we feature an exceptional Bernard Maybeck Swiss chalet that sits prominently on a hillside site on Arch Street. The home was built for Albert Schneider who was a Classics professor at Berkeley and it is perhaps the largest of … Continue reading

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