2916 Shasta, Berkeley

Click picture for additional photos and complete listing courtesy of Karen Paulsen, Compass

The McPherson house is an early modernist residence designed by Francis Joseph McCarthy just before he became a registered architect. He had worked in William Wurster’s office for a number of years prior but his solo practice received widespread acclaim almost immediately because of his innovative residential designs. The McPherson house was one of the most widely published of these early designs and it remains a compelling piece of architecture today. McCarthy did an addition to the home in the 1960s as well but today it needs a bit of work to make it worthy of its storied pedigree – a great opportunity for an enterprising buyer.

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