The house was built in 1896, according to city historical records, and has been home to four generations of Nielsens.
If you have a thing for that mid-century-modern vibe, check out these homes slated to be open for viewing this weekend.
Described as a “magical architectural masterpiece,” the 5-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom home that’s known as the Hume Castle at 2900 Buena Vista Way has been listed for sale, priced at $5 million. The medieval-style marvel was designed by John Hudson Thomas and built in 1929 for Samuel and Portia Bell Hume. Thomas took his inspiration from the 13th-century Convent […]
This charming Dutch Colonial home, with its gracious public rooms and wonderful kitchen/family room, was orginally built in 1926. It is located on the coveted Parkside Drive in the beautiful Claremont neighborhood, close to Round Park, Claremont Spa tennis and swimming, Star Grocery, BART and all the goodies that the Elmwood shopping district has to offer. Scroll […]
In the heart of the Elmwood, tucked into the quaint Bateman neighborhood, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom quintessential Craftsman home is a perfect blend of the old and new. The home’s period features, beamed ceilings, built-ins and abundance of architectural charm represent a rare piece of Berkeley history, while the light-filled kitchen and master suite are more modern additions. […]
The expansive, elegant home that has just come on the market at 1345 Arch Street looks like it has all the elements one associates with the best, quintessentially Berkeley homes. There’s the brown shingle, of course, and the many Craftsman touches, as well as artistic interiors, lots of outdoor space, and Bay views. The cherry […]
A home designed by Julia Morgan is always worth a second look. The early 20th-century architect’s designs are woven into the very fabric of Berkeley, with many residential projects to her name, and two notable public buildings: the Berkeley City Club on Durant, and the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts on College. Now comes […]
Latest figures on home sales suggest many buyers are still having to work hard to get their hands on a new home in Berkeley. Sellers, it appears, have the advantage, and, according to research compiled by Redfin, have done so for the past 12 months. Everything in Berkeley points to the continuation of a sellers’ market. The […]
When a home gets a $300,000 price cut, you know it’s not a cheap house to begin with. But then this doesn’t look like a cheap house — far from it. For fans of mid-century modern architecture — and those who appreciate plentiful acreage, additional living space and views — there’s a lot to recommend […]
At first glance, I thought that was a little helipad in the backyard of this freshly listed mid-century modern house at 626 Vistamont Avenue. On reflection it’s probably where a hot tub might be placed, under the trees with sylvan view to boot. Either way, this looks like an intriguing property. There’s the setting — a 20,000 sq […]
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 […]
Sometimes you just see a house (or, in this case, the listing details of a house) and you think it makes sense. It’s a house that ticks the required boxes. One that would be worth investigating at the very least. This one, at 943 Fresno Avenue, has character in that it’s a Craftsman with the […]