Bekins House


A remodel of a beautiful 1930s Bel-Air house that bridges the past and the present. Originally built in 1934 for Floyd R. Bekins—an heir to the moving company fortune—this gracious residence was designed by Oakland-based Claude B. Barton in an eclectic style blending Georgian and Colonial Revival motifs with the formal simplicity and tall roofs embodied by the French Norman style. The character of the additions will continue the elegant simplicity of the original exterior features while interior spaces will update and streamline their original classic inspirations and adapt this unique period house to the modern age.