2024 Home Tours

Docents will receive a complimentary ticket as thanks for their time. Even if you do not have a reliable mode of transportation, please sign up anyway! We will work with you to coordinate carpooling with your fellow docents.

This Year's Homes

Gravatt Remodel

Architecture Firm: WA Design
Landscape Architect: David Bigham

The Gravatt home dates from 1937 and was one of the first homes in the then sparsely populated hills above the Claremont Hotel. It is rumored that even then the site was selected for it’s unusually expansive San Francisco Bay views. 

The clients purchased the home in 2019 with the idea in mind of a renovation that would finally tie the architecture together.  Working together, we established initial design goals to remove walls and introduce an open floor plan more conducive to entertaining. At the same time, we wanted to create private study spaces, and spaces for practicing music and accommodating  their visiting children. 

Radiant Hills House

Architecture Firm: Design Draw Build

Perched in the Oakland Hills, the home’s radiant interior spaces have been designed to take advantage of the home’s orientation to the surrounding trees and views of the Bay. This mid-century modern renovation opens up the kitchen and common spaces to an expansive cedar deck while new additions provide a primary suite and sunken living room for intimate gathering. Each of these additions pop up above the datum of the existing roof line, capturing natural light through the clerestories and creating anchors at either end of the home. These forms are highlighted further through the use of copper shingle cladding, reclaimed from airplane hangars.

Posen Home

Architecture Firm: Mikiten Architecture

The story of new home is one of transforming the future of a family of four after their 5-year-old daughter’s diagnosis with a degenerative brain disease affecting motor skills. Their beautiful wooded house isolated in the Berkeley Hills would become unusable as their daughter’s ability to move on her own gradually disappeared.

Permissions in hand, we dove into design details. The tight lot (and the client’s profound life changes) inspired an inward-looking approach: a Zen courtyard to reimagine the peacefulness of their prior wooded site. We took cues from Japanese architecture, Mondrian composition, and the hunkered-down horizontal lines of much of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work, a favorite of the client. 

We all crave meaningful connections, and for this house we recreated a connection with nature in an unlikely place, which allows this family to strengthen their connections with each other through all their life changes. It shows the power a home can have for helping transform a life of uncertainty and apprehension to one of hope and peace.

More Homes Will Be Announed Soon!


May 04 2024


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 04 2024
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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