Warren Callister is perhaps best known for his Chapel at Mills College which is a favorite for East Bay nuptials, but his homes are equally stunning. Each one feels like a church in its own right, or a temple to wood and light. 1324 Grizzly Peak is no exception. Though just under 1600 SF, the spaces feel immense because of Callister’s trademark verticality and ample glazing. The double-pitched roof suggests a standard basilica form – higher in the center and lower over the eaves.
The woodwork is likewise impressive. Callister is known for his masterful use of wood, and he does not disappoint here. Interesting details abound: The roof deconstructs at the ends of the building becoming an open trellis which filters the light through the tall windows. The lower slope roof structure protrudes into the room, in some places as short interior rafter tails and in other places as full scissor trusses. Overall, the home appears to be in great original condition, even the kitchen seems largely intact. Callister homes come on the market quite infrequently, so this is a rare opportunity to pick up a modestly sized home by one of the Bay Area’s best.