614 Grizzly Peak, Berkeley

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This great saltbox mid-century was on the market a couple of years ago and we were impressed then by the spectacular views captured out of the asymmetrical window wall which dominates the back of the house and the thoughtful use of wood and brick in the interior spaces. Some of the detailing feels very Usonian, which is somewhat ironic since the listing attributes the design to a David Wright. It is not entirely clear however, which David Wright is being given credit. Frank Lloyd Wright had a son named David, but as far as we know he never practiced architecture himself. There is also a California architect named David Wright who specializes in passive solar design, but he would have been about nine when this house was built. No matter who is ultimately responsible though, the home is quite compelling in its own “wright” and well worth a visit while it is on the market.

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