Iconic 50s modernism in Berkeley’s wonderful Thousand Oaks neighborhood
The Hellbaum House in Berkeley’s wonderful Thousand Oaks neighborhood!
3 Bedrooms 2 Baths … and much much more – $1,100,000
Open Two Sundays – 15 + 22 Jun 2014 2:00 to 4:30 pm
UPDATE: Pending with 4 offers
Robin talks about growing up across the street
Walt talks about the elevator at the bottom of this blog post!
Photo Portfolio on our custom web site 619vincente.com, which also has extensive information and photos of Thousand Oaks (Berkeley) and the nearby communities of Albany & Kensington.
At a massive street side boulder, rising tiers of Arizona flagstone walls, steps and handmade bronze railings lead you up to the front entry (note the tiled inset of the builder/owners’ initial!); the same flagstone is repeated inside at the fireplace, its raised hearth and floor to ceiling detail, and outside at walls and chimney – it’s the perfect home to binge-watch Mad Men in!
Three bedrooms, two and a half baths at main living level; half bath in garage; elevator from garage to kitchen
Huge kitchen has terrific storage (auto shop painted cabinetry with chromed hardware!); an island counter; breakfast area space;
Large room off kitchen includes laundry and a built in desk across one wall; ideal study/art/office space
Filtered Golden Gate, Bay Bridge, San Francisco, Mt. Tam and westward views are seen through large windows; half bath off kitchen
Two full bathrooms have the original naugahyde wall covering, enclosed bath tub/shower combos and vanities with chromed tube lights and mirrors
Through a wide central hallway, access three good sized bedrooms: master suite has one large closet with built in drawers, a second smaller closet and opens through sliding glass doors to a mahogany deck and back garden with plantings amid more rock; another bedroom has a built in desk, shelving and glass paned display cases
Detached garden studio built of clear heart redwood: originally used as a BBQ shed with a fireplace, sink, built-in cabinetry and windows all around, it’s now the perfect art/meditation/separate office space
At the garage level (more of the street side rock … and another behemoth rock!) there’s a half bath, utility closets housing elevator machinery and radiant/water heating equipment, and many storage spaces; think installation of a translucent garage door to brighten this area for multiple uses; art; kid playspace; workshop….or park two cars and maybe a third!
More about our wonderful Thousand Oaks Neighborhood!