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1147 Camelia, Berkeley

It is not often that we visit a home that has been massively altered without a small tinge of regret for the period fabric that was lost in the process. Occasionally, however, one encounters a structure that has been not … Continue reading

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5664 Merriewood, Oakland

This intriguing Montclair home was originally built in 1920 but appears to have been substantially enlarged sometime in the 1970s. The renovation was so complete that almost none of the original structure is recognizable within the new larger whole. In … Continue reading

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661 Santa Rosa, Berkeley

Today we feature a charming Thousand Oaks Spanish colonial. Its detailing is fairly understated, but the organization of spaces is extremely thoughtful with the kitchen in the center of the house, public rooms in one wing, and private rooms in … Continue reading

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8073 Hansom, Oakland

This beautiful Oakland Hills Eichler is one of the best preserved examples we have seen this year. Amazingly all of the brickwork and roof sheathing have remained unpainted over all of the years since the home was built. Even more … Continue reading

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570 Santa Clara, Berkeley

Edwin Snyder is best known for his graceful Spanish colonial homes, but this picturesque Tudor demonstrates his mastery of other period revival tropes as well. It is a fully fleshed out composition with carefully crafted spaces and detailing that is … Continue reading

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5588 Fernhoff, Oakland

Today we feature an impressive late example of organic architecture from a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. Aaron Green was a Taliesen Fellow before World War II, and after the war he became Wright’s representative on the West Coast in … Continue reading

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738 Willow, Oakland

This showy new modern residence is one of latest works by local architect Michael Tolleson. Its striking design seamlessly incorporates both live and work spaces into a single unified structure. Tolleson is a designer whose work we don’t see too … Continue reading

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