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8 Modern East Bay Getaways

By Dwell @dwell
Located just across the water from San Francisco, the East Bay—including the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville—is a much sunnier, spacious counterpart to its foggy sister city. Here are 8 bright, modern retreats from our pages. Slideshow Esherick-designed living room with Jean Prouvé Cité chairs

In the East Bay, it's all about the views to the City. A butterfly-roof pavilion by architects Kate Simonen, Benjamin Parco, and Phil Kaefer connects to a low-slung home Joseph Esherick designed in 1954 via two covered walkways and an open-air tearoom. All three structures sit lightly on the landscape designed by Lawrence Halprin and updated over 50 years later by Gary Roth, a former employee. In the living room, which Esherick sited to maximize views, are Jean Prouvé Cité chairs. Photo by Caren Alpert.

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