David Stark Wilson is a Berkeley based architect whose style has found a loyal following in the Bay Area. His contemporary homes are invariably large and luxurious. He uses lots of natural materials such as granite, iron and wood and is fond of sweeps of hand-plastered walls in delicate shades of terracotta. There’s usually a statement staircase, often vaulted ceilings and always a top-of-the-range, gourmet kitchen.
The recently listed five-bedroom, three-bedroom home at 961 Miller Avenue fits the Wilson mold. Built in 1993, it is 3,571 sq ft and offers big views of the Golden Gate bridge and Mount Tam from nearly every room. There’s a family room with French doors onto a terrace, a media room, as well as an appealing home office. Price: $1,895,00o ($531/sq ft).