Modern style in East Bay architecture ventures far beyond the low-slung ranch-style tract homes typical to many mid-century Bay Area communities. Architecturally significant contemporary and mid-century modern homes are scattered throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties; many designed by some of the most influential architects in the West.
A good place to begin your search for a custom-designed mid-century modern gem is in the Berkeley/Oakland Hills. Single-family homes by prominent architects including Joseph Esherick, Richard Neutra, Olaf Dahlstrand, Clarence Mayhew, and the firm of Campbell + Wong can be found scattered throughout the Berkeley Hills in Berkeley, Piedmont, and Orinda. Closer to the Bay, in the Point Richmond area, you can find newer, modern luxury homes mixed in with homes designed by mid-century heavyweights including Donald Olsen, John Funk, and Serge Chermayeff.
For many modernists, the ultimate in clean, contemporary design translates to homes built by Joseph Eichler. The East Bay boasts Eichler neighborhoods in Oakland, Castro Valley, Walnut Creek, and Concord. Another thought for house hunters searching for an affordable backdrop for a hip, modern lifestyle is loft living in the East Bay. Both Emeryville and Oakland have undergone revitalization of their industrial areas, resulting in some slick options for lofts and condos. You can learn more by previewing Oakland lofts and Emeryville lofts for sale. If you like modern and eco-friendly living, you might also want to explore building a prefab home in the East Bay.
Whether you are a modernist with a budget or a sky’s the limit homeowner, it is likely that you can find something that will please your palate and your pocketbook in the East Bay Modern scene.
Contact East Bay Modern Real Estate for more information or assistance buying or selling a contemporary, mid-century modern home, loft, or condo in San Francisco's East Bay.
Eichler Neighborhoods in the East Bay
Lofts in Oakland