Style: Mid Century Built: 1959
Designed in 1959 by then California Berkeley Senior Architect student Michael Pease, this remarkable post and beam home was a creative and collaborative effort among his peers and professors…the results are a striking pedigree home with handsome lines and sophisticated architectural design. Nestled in a verdant secluded setting, this amazing home has been artfully restored and updated while preserving its privacy, style, space and views.
With more than 2000+ sq. ft. of living space, this home's level floorplan has been updated for today's lifestyle and now features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths with more than ample space for living, entertaining, storage and privacy.
The once isolated formal dining room has now been added to the large kitchen area creating an open concept space with family room to lounge and gather. There are walls of glass with clerestory windows facing the back of the property with direct access to the private entertaining courtyard and enormous back yard.
The all new kitchen has been completely reconfigured and is now anchored by a generous island and spacious dining area large enough for big gatherings or intimate family dinners. Details include custom glazed brick backsplash, all new professional stainless Bosch appliances, quartz counters, custom solid wood cabinetry and gorgeous garden views.
The main living space, features 2 large living areas with dramatic post and beamed ceilings that seamlessly span from the inside to the outside though walls of glass, original stacked block fireplace with cantilevered hearth, loads of light and fantastic Bay and Golden Gate views. In addition, new white oak floors have been installed throughout the home featuring a beautiful matte finish that highlights the warm wood tones.
There are 2 master suites in this home, both with en suite baths and generous closet space. Each has its own special features, one with direct access to a private master patio. Both have been updated in a soothing modern palette that highlights its original character. All baths are new, one with a tub and the other 2 with spacious oversized showers. Each features high end hardwood vanities, custom tilework and premium fittings.
Sited on an approximately 14,000 sq. ft lot, the outdoor spaces of this home are fantastic! A dramatic front yard with giant boulders and all new flatwork welcome you while 2 additional spaces directly off the kitchen and formal living room offer you entertainment and al fresco dining opportunities. If you need extra storage…there's an abundance in this home including a wine room with the ideal temperature to store your collection.
Not only beautiful…but safe and strong. This home has undergone many infrastructure improvements including a seismic retrofit, on demand hot water, new high efficiency furnace with new ducting, Nest technology, upgraded electrical system, new electric panel, upgraded plumbing, compliant sewer lateral, and clear pest.
Rarely does a property of this level come available… dramatic style and modern livability. We were honored to bring this local piece of history up to today's standards and make it available for its next chapter in life!
Open House Schedule:
Broker's Tour November 1st.
1st Open November 4 th. Second Open November 11th.
For information contact Ruth Frassetto at the Grubb Company at 510-697-8606.