2633 Marin, Berkeley

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This unusual Berkeley Hills home takes the diagonal siding that was a trademark of much 70s architecture to an extreme. The home was the first designed and built by Orinda architect Mark Hajjar after he finished architecture school and it demonstrates a sort of youthful exuberance and willingness to experiment that is not often encountered in residential architecture. The house is built like a large tree house lifted above its site on substantial redwood logs. The interiors are full of reclaimed lumber and refurbished details from previous structures. It is a green home from the very infancy of the green building movement and the fact that it was hand built by the architect makes all of its idiosyncrasies and unique features all the more compelling.

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2 Responses to 2633 Marin, Berkeley

  1. Melissa S-Wilson says:

    I live in this house now-it’s awesome. Totally intense at some times, and at other times so mellow.

  2. edificionado says:

    Congratulations Melissa! It is a wonderfully original structure. I’m pleased to hear it was purchased by someone who appreciates its complexity.

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