Category Archives: Third Bay Region Style

145 Lexford, Piedmont

Today we feature an unusual Piedmont residence designed by a pair of renowned interior designers. The home belonged to Val Arnold who according to Architectural Digest in the 1980s was one of the ten most important designers in America. His … Continue reading

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267 Gravatt, Oakland

Today we feature an unusual Claremont Hills home designed by Richard Whitaker for his family. It was built in 1996 to replace a home that burned in the Oakland Hills fire, but much of the detailing and massing hearkens back … Continue reading

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32 Coachwood, Orinda

Today we feature a distinguished late mid-century residence in Orinda Downs. Inside, the home is distinctly Third Bay Region with plenty of clear wood paneling and carefully placed windows. The exterior on the other hand is a bit more reminiscent … Continue reading

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91 La Bolsa, Walnut Creek

Our featured home today is a nicely preserved Third Bay Region home in Walnut Creek. It appears almost entirely original with plenty of great 60s flavor including an unusual sunken inglenook and mostly intact period kitchen – lots of vintage … Continue reading

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1635 Arrowhead, Oakland

This imposing Third Bay Region residence is another variation on the impressive and angular plan for which local design-builder Martin Davis is best known. His soaring interiors with multiple overlapping levels and jutting overhangs always make for compelling spaces inside … Continue reading

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5700 Florence, Oakland

This imposing Third Bay Region mid-century is a particularly compelling work by local design-builder Les Dey. Dey currently lives in Vallejo, but for many years his practice was focused here in the East Bay. His design for this downslope lot … Continue reading

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1090 Siler, Oakland

Robert Nebolon is a Berkeley architect who was recently selected to design Sunset Magazine’s latest Idea House in Oakland. His designs generally tend toward the new modern, but the home we feature today has a decidedly Third Bay Region flavor. … Continue reading

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