Category Archives: Third Bay Region Style

5999 Grizzly Peak, Oakland

This exceptional Third Bay Region residence was designed by none other than Joseph Esherick who was responsible for the first homes at Sea Ranch and who is probably (along with MLTW) the designer most often associated with the movement. Now … Continue reading

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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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