Category Archives: Third Bay Region Style

1475 Campus, Berkeley

Today we feature a compelling Third Bay Region home designed by Jack Damonte. Damonte began working with Gerald McCue shortly after graduating from Berkeley in 1965. He would remain with McCue through a number of iterations of his venerable firm, … Continue reading

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21095 Gary #311, Hayward

Edificionado is pleased to represent the sellers of this tastefully upgraded top floor condominium in the Mesa Verde complex in Hayward. Mesa Verde was built by local Hayward developer Ken Earp over more than a decade from the late 70s … Continue reading

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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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