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A Midcentury Sanctuary...
4 bedrooms and 4 baths
3904 interior sqft (*per public record)
18,500 sqft lot
Nestled in the hillside and at the end of cul-de-sac resides a one of a kind mid-century sanctuary that offers the utmost privacy and expansive views of the entire San Francisco Bay area. Designed in 1951 and later expanded on by the famed architect John Hans Ostwald it strikes a masterful balance between the surrounding urban and the natural landscapes. Sited on nearly half of an acre, the grounds are private, set back from the street and studded with spectacular trees.
The living rooms showcase geometric ceilings, built in shelving and two sides of glass bringing the outside in. The architectural rhythm throughout moves your sightline across the spectacular bay and treetop vistas. Two levels of wrap around decks like a ships prow are accessed from floor to ceiling sliding doors from various rooms. The indoor/outdoor connection is pleasantly blurred. Lovely light filled living spaces, a spacious eat-in kitchen with fireplace, four bedrooms - three en-suite, ample storage, a tremendous upper level family/library room, two-car car-port and numerous patios and decks to soak in the natural surroundings. The original architecture; natural wood paneling, slate and oak floors, beamed ceilings and custom veneered cabinetry all preserved.
First time on the market in over 50 years! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to customize a historic North Berkeley midcentury and become the next caretakers of such a treasured place in time!
John Hans Ostwald:
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Perched above the city and offering the best panoramic views in the entire Bay Area, North Berkeley Hills is an incredibly peaceful residential neighborhood, yet not far from the hustle and bustle of the city’s more urban areas. Homes in the neighborhood are built in a variety of styles and feature spacious patio decks, manicured lawns and lushly landscaped gardens. Depending on where you live, North Berkeley Hills residents can enjoy views of the San Francisco and Oakland skylines, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Mount Tamalpais. For even more great views plus a variety of great outdoor activities, residents can take a short trip to nearby Tilden Regional Park. Park amenities vary between free and paid activities. Free activities available at TIlden Park include a beautiful botanical garden, the Little Farm, and nearly 40 miles of scenic hiking trails. For a small fee, the public can also swim at Lake Anza, take a spin on the Merry-Go-Round, or enjoy a round of golf at Tilden Park Golf Course. Some residents in the southern part of North Berkeley Hills are within walking distance of the thriving retail district on Solano Avenue. Featuring a wide variety of stores, shops, and plenty of great restaurants, including: Safeway Community Markets: Located at the southwest corner of Solano and Fresno Avenues, this is a great place to check off everything on your grocery list. Noor & Sons Rug Gallery: Find handcrafted Oriental Rugs for your home, as well as rug cleaning and repair services. Peet’s Coffee: It all started in Berkeley, and this location is ideal for your morning cup of coffee before you begin your commute. Additionally, foodies who love a variety of cuisines are just a short walk or drive away from the infamous Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood. Despite its elevated location, North Berkeley Hills is extremely transit-friendly. The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District bus lines that serve the neighborhood drop residents at the Downtown Berkeley BART station for a quick commute to downtown San Francisco. Berkeley Hills residents who live near the western section of the neighborhood are less than one mile away from the heart of UC Berkeley, making it a great area for faculty and administrators to live.