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The Looker: Indulging Shelter Envy on the East Bay Modern Homes Tour

Ogle five jaw-dropping local abodes this weekend.

The Swatt Residence in Lafayette, designed (and lived-in) by Swatt Miers.

 

 The Swatt Residence.

A redesigned mid-century modern home in Berkeley by Koch Architects, Inc.

 

 A redesigned mid-century modern home in Berkeley by Koch Architects, Inc.

 A contemporary home on the Oakland Hills Ridge by Robert Nebolon Architects.

 A contemporary home on the Oakland Hills Ridge by Robert Nebolon Architects.

Space-cramped city dwellers, aspirational decorators, and design Pinners take note: This Saturday, you can ogle local fantasy homes from the inside out during the East Bay Modern Home Tour. The self-guided driving tour features five contemporary residences in Lafayette, Berkeley, Moraga, Orinda, and the Oakland Hills Ridge. The homes were curated by Architectural Record contributing editor Ingrid Spencer and designed by standout Bay Area architects like Swatt Miers, Robert Nebolon, Geoffrey Holton, and more. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day-of. Click ahead for a preview of the envy-inducing abodes.

East Bay Modern Home Tour: Saturday, October 20; 11am-5pm.