150 Arlington, Kensington

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This very unusual Kensington home is clad in long vertical pieces of wood which still retain their bark making the home virtually disappear into the surrounding forest. But as unobtrusive as the home is on the outside, it is equally extravagant inside. There is a hint of this as one reaches the front door where the rough-hewn logs suddenly become highly finished wood panels and volutes. Once inside, the public rooms are simply full of intricate and over the top woodwork. There are painted beams, voluptuous stair spindles and an astounding fireplace surround. Though not Tudor-derived, the home has a bit of a storybook feel. It is the type of house that one imagines a fictitious lumber baron building for himself in the woods, surrounded by the trees that have made him wealthy.

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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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