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Modern Masterpiece

1045 Keith Avenue, Berkeley
Offered at: $1,100,000 - Sold

This exciting custom modern home melds industrial chic with the Zen sensibility of noted Bay Area architect Daniel Frederick, who built it for his family in the 1980's. Showcasing extraordinary views from almost every room, it is built around a sheltered, west-facing courtyard that, along with the patio garden off the bedroom wing, provides lovely meditative outdoor spaces as well as inspirational views. This is truly a rare offering and the opportunity to own a unique expression of the real California architectural tradition.
  • Multiple-leveled structure with iconic sculpted curves clad in vertical tongue and groove Canadian cedar stepping dramatically upslope
  • Expansive views of the Bay, San Francisco, 4 bridges, and the East Bay hills from most rooms
  • Impressive Great Room containing living, dining and kitchen spaces beneath a 12+ foot high ceiling of handmade 2½ foot deep firtrusses—no nails, screws, or glue—and exposed galvanized steel
  • One-of-a-kind suspended hand-made fireplace of stainless steel, wood and stone
  • Recycled industrial steel windows, doors, and glass block used in combination with contemporary openings
  • Custom 8' wide steel doors opening from living room to private courtyard at center of house
  • Signature custom-designed steel deck railings
  • Protected courtyard with magnificent maples and artfully chosen plantings
  • Separate bedroom wing with two bedrooms at lower level and a stunning master suite above including a private balcony providing 270 degree views
  • Rear contemplative fenced-in mature garden with unusual circular stone terrace, Bay views, fruit trees, and drought-resistant planting
  • Separate legal studio apartment with Bay, City, and bridges views
  • Two-car garage with ample storage at street level
  • Perfect lower hills location convenient to campus, Gourmet Ghetto and Solano Avenue shops and restaurants, and Tilden Park
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  • Design Statement on the house (pdf)
  • Architect's Resume(pdf)
  • When Worlds Collide San Francisco Chronicle (pdf)
  • Contact Heidi & Dana for more information

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