1770 Highland, Berkeley

Click picture for additional photos and complete listing courtesy of Annie Walrand, Grubb

This lovely Bay Region residence is part of the first home designed by Bernard Maybeck in Berkeley. It was commissioned by Charles Keeler whose book “The Simple Home” would codify much of what would become known as the First Bay Region Style. After it narrowly survived the Berkeley fire of 1923, Keeler would stucco the exterior of the home and shortly thereafter it was subdivided into a number of units, only one of which is currently on the market. Even so, the portion available provides ample demonstration of Maybeck’s immense creativity which was clearly fully developed very early in his career. It is a rare opportunity to experience the home that in many ways formalized the architectural movement that that would come to characterize design in the Bay Area for most of the 20th century.

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