About the Property:

Exquisite Craftsman
The main house was designed by James Plachek in 1914. Plachek combined a Craftsman interior with a Prairie School exterior. Rivaled only by Walter Ratcliff as Berkeley’s architect from 1910 to 1940, Plachek designed the main library and its branches, as well as City Hall, firehouses, and the police station.
The charming detached cottage/in-law was designed in 1990 by Morgan Hall, a Marin architect. This hybrid structure was carefully designed to mimic the principal residence and is in perfect harmony with the main house.
Main level:
  • Large tiled front porch and front door framed with leaded glass window on each side
  • Light fixtures throughout enhance character, typical of the finish detail during this period
  • Wood trim and clear fir molding throughout
  • Living room with built-in bookcases and a center tiled fireplace surround
  • Living and dining room feature tall leaded glass windows, balancing the rooms perfectly
  • Formal dining room with built-in cabinets, and French doors opening to front porch
  • Stunning oil-painted mural above wainscoting in dining room with panorama of the East Bay views circa 1914
  • Separate room off entry hall has built-in desk. Could be used as breakfast room, study or family room
  • Large updated chef’s kitchen with Miele cooktop and copper hood, stainless steel appliances, new Bosch dishwasher, parquet floors, pantry, and family room open to large wood deck
  • Half bath with stained glass door
Upper level:
  • Hallway with built-in cedar linen cupboard
  • Four sunny bedrooms. Front left bedroom functions as a master suite
  • Large hall bathroom with shower over clawfoot tub
  • Both back bedrooms share access to a large sun porch with new warm leather flooring, overlooking the stunning gardens
Cottage over garage:
  • Garage door with Arts and Crafts appliqué
  • Spacious living room, white oak floors, wood paneling and trim, vaulted ceilings with redwood beam, fireplace with beautiful tile detail
  • Sleeping nook with built-in closet accommodates double bed
  • Full bathroom with terra cotta floor and redwood wainscoting
  • Spacious eat-in kitchen with a private, sunny wooden deck overlooking the gardens
Magical Gardens
  • Large, sunny, mature garden landscaped by owner/Master Gardener, with small deck at the top back of garden (see garden book on display in main house for some of the historical plant and flower varieties in the garden).
  • Lot is 7000 sq. ft according to tax records.
Walking distance to Gourmet Ghetto and Solano Ave restaurants and shops, minutes to Monterey Market district and Codornices Park, and just blocks to bus stop for travel to San Francisco and BART.
Very special Northbrae neighborhood with spectacular Halloween block event.