Today we feature a nice woodsy Bay Region mid-century designed by Elizabeth Witkin. Witkin was a Berkeley native who attended the architecture school at UC Berkeley at a time when it was still quite unusual for a woman to do so. Bay Region modernism was on the rise at Berkeley in that moment and many of her classmates including John Funk and Henry Hill went on to become well-known residential designers. Witkin was less prolific so it is a real treat to see this particular home in such great shape.
The home appears almost entirely original with loads of clear redwood paneling inside and out. The interesting geometries of the interior spaces are enhanced by numerous built-ins and thoughtfully located fenestration. Outside there is an amazing specimen garden featuring a collection of native plants that were acquired over a period of many years by the previous owners.