Saturday, May 17, 2014

Just Listed-The Jordan Residence-Unique Design by Ace Architects in Upper Rockridge Oakland USA

The "Jordan Residence" 
Designed by Ace Architects

6356 Broadway Terrace
Oakland California 

A well known Upper Rockridge landmark, The Jordan Residence was designed by Ace Architects and inspired by early 20th century works of Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan.  The Jordan Residence has been extensively written about in various magazines including Metropolitan. The house is on the cover of Ten Houses by Ace Architects published in 2000, and in other books as well.

Near Lake Temescal, Schools, Rockridge shops Broadway Terrace, Oakland CA
  Square Feet:1,334   
  Year Built:1994 - Commissioned


Design Notes From Ace Architects website

This unique, one-of-a-kind house, built for a newspaper publisher and her daughter. replaced a 1920's era Spanish Colonial Revival cottage, lost in the 1991 Oakland Hills fire.

Architecturally, the house is related to Maybeck's Hearst Hall. His client, Phoebe Hearst, was, like Dixie Jordan, a woman in publishing. Hearst Hall, built in 1899, moved to the UC Berkeley Campus in 1901, and, like Dixie's former house, was consumed by fire, in 1922.

The Jordan Residence holds the street at arm's length, while curling around a sunny backyard patio. The living room is one big room - a great, 'Gothicky', vaulted space, supported on wooden ribs. This room faces a terrace above the street.

An upstairs tower houses the daughter's bedroom. 

The path to this bedroom is along stairs over the space of the great, vaulted room.

The dining room opens to quiet backyard, through a wooden trellis, whose pieces are carved to resemble dragons' heads.

At the exterior, the house is fashioned from unpainted rough stucco, copper clad asphalt shingles, and redwood beams.

The interior of the Jordan Residence is rendered in polychromatically-stained wood and wood chip panels, as well as copper-clad asphalt shingles. The face of the fireplace re-uses 1920's decorative ceramic tile salvaged from the ruins of the owner's earlier house. 

The interior balcony is a landing on the stair to the tower. The Gothic-designed cut-out railing is fashioned from color-stained pine boards. Curved ribs supporting the walls and roof are finished in color-stained oriented strand board, a wood material made largely of recycled material. 

For information about this listing, please contact Peter Nicolopoulos 
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 
6137 La Salle Ave
Oakland, CA 94611 
Office: (510) 339-4700  
Mobile: (510) 220-7015  
Business: (510) 339-9780 Fax: (510) 339-0986 

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