Spanish Mission Style in Schenley Farms

House on Bigelow Boulevard

Schenley Farms, the little enclave of quiet residential streets amid the bustle of the Oakland intellectual district, is an encyclopedia of housing styles from the early twentieth century. Here we have a very simple façade with elements of the Spanish Mission style: stucco (of course), an arcaded porch, tile roof, a little iron-railed balcony, and a design that turns inward, with more wall than window in front.

Schenley Farms Tudor

A Tudor house in Schenley Farms recedes into the woods, looking more and more like something from a fairy tale.

Renaissance Palace in Schenley Farms

Many styles of houses line the quiet, pleasant streets of Schenley Farms, but the neighborhood has an unusual concentration of small Italian Renaissance palaces.