217 Hillside, Piedmont

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This stately Piedmont colonial revival was designed by Louis Upton for early PG&E manager Edwin Leach. Upton is perhaps best known for the massive homes he designed in Pacific Heights on the other side of the bay (one sold earlier this month for $27 Million), but he made his own home in Berkeley so we are fortunate to have a few of his showy residences here in the East Bay as well. This one is a beautifully balanced composition with loads of creative detailing. It has been in the Leach family since it was built so it remains exceptionally original – ready for restoration by its second owner.

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