Category Archives: Third Bay Region Style

7111 Pinehaven, Oakland

Today we feature an interesting Third Bay Region residence in the Oakland hills. The home is very thoughtfully conceived with large glazed openings and plenty of wood (much of it oriented on the diagonal which was a favored conceit in … Continue reading

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170 Tamalpais, Berkeley

Louise Rigg was an interior designer by trade but she was also responsible for designing and building at least 13 homes in collaboration with local architects. Her trademark was a suspended stairway which was usually hung from the ceiling by … Continue reading

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1 Dead Horse Canyon

Today we feature an intriguing Third Bay Region residence that is reportedly the result of a collaboration between architect John Nicely and respected design-builder Tom Lowe. The home is made up of a number of levels that move down the … Continue reading

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100 Oak View Terrace, Danville

Danville has a rather unfortunate reputation for allowing the demolition of some its most notable modernist residences so it is heartening to see that this interesting Third Bay Region mid-century located just around the corner from Eugene O’Neill’s famous Tao … 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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1642 Las Trampas, Alamo

John Nance was perhaps the most flamboyant of our local Third Bay Region designers. His work is not widely known today, but during the 70s, his highly exaggerated sculptural forms made quite a splash. This late example in Alamo is … Continue reading

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2060 Manzanita, Oakland

Martin Davis built a number of beautiful homes on Manzanita Drive of which this may be the latest. He is best known for his expressive and rustic residences built in the 70s but this home was designed around a decade … Continue reading

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336 Castle Crest, Alamo

Today we feature an interesting Alamo home designed by influential Bay Area architects Fisher Friedman. The home was built quite early in the firm’s history and it is designed in a decidedly Third Bay Region style. It was widely featured … Continue reading

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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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