1401 Grizzly Peak, Berkeley

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Edificionado is pleased to have represented the buyers of this very unusual Berkeley hills home. The home was designed and built in 1977 by Helmut Brudigam of Brudigam Construction out of Lafayette and it is probably best described as a salt box A-frame. It has a very steeply sloped roof plane facing the street out of which protrudes a pair of stacked dormers that open the home to impressive views over the bay. The roof plane further up the hill has a more gradual slope and tops a short back wall which is parallel to the front roof slope. This unusual asymmetrical roof form is mirrored by the carport below the house.

The home was purchased a year ago by an investor who had hoped to flip it but was unable to recoup his costs and ended up having to short sell it. Fortunately, despite a rather hasty renovation, many of the home’s unique original features remain intact including the exposed beams and roof structure, a clear redwood siding accent wall, and an original Malm or Preway fireplace – the perfect early Christmas present for our discerning buyers.

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Edificionado is an Oakland-based real estate brokerage specializing in architecturally and historically significant homes. BRE 01883790
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