1162 Grizzly Peak, Berkeley

Click picture for additional photos and complete listing courtesy of Regina Jacobs, Grubb

This meticulously detailed and beautifully composed mid-century was designed by local architect John Wells as his personal residence. Wells was a longtime associate of highly regarded Berkeley professor and architect Vernon DeMars, first in the firm of Demars and Reay and eventually as a partner in the firm DeMars and Wells. Their projects together consisted mostly of Civic and University buildings, but both men also designed homes for themselves in the Berkeley Hills that are unique reflections of their own personalities. Wells’ is perhaps not surprisingly less ostentatious than is Demars’ but it is nonetheless a compelling tribute to his great talent and innate ability to create intimate and inviting interior spaces.

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