In the late 1920s through the mid 1930s, a new, looser style of architecture playfully merged different revival styles into a fresher and simpler—but still elegant—expression. Many local architects, perhaps influenced by their experiences in France in WWI, drew on old world traditions and updated them for the Bay Area’s growing communities. You can see many of these houses in the Thousand Oaks neighborhood of Albany, along The Arlington in Kensington and also in Trestle Glen in Oakland. Here, interior moldings have been reduced in scale from the craftsman and Victorian excess of previous decades. The Arlington features a more open, contemporary floor plan with a large kitchen/living area combination. Our architect, John Newton (who lives in Kensington), took inspiration from early 20th century Bay Area architect, John Hudson Thomas, to design the front façade “icicle” exterior moldings and quatrefoil custom carved panel. Open beam ceilings in the dining room and upper stairwell, rounded arched door openings and thick walls complete the theme. This home features a large master bath with a freestanding soaking tub and relaxing steam shower.
"Floor plans shown are approximate. Finished homes may vary from rendering and pictures."