It was in the late fifties when a UC Berkeley professor and his wife spotted a large setting in the hills above campus with the most incredible views of the Bay.  And it was on that spot they decide to build their MidCentury dream home.

They commissioned UC Berkeley architect, Robert Ratcliff, to design a home for not only the incredible views ... but for entertaining audiences from around the world. 

The result is a truly grand MidCentury home from all angles.   A home for entertaining with over 4,000 square feet ... on their half acre setting  with some of the grandest views of the Bay from almost every room.

There’s a large open living room designed as mini concert hall.   Both the living room and dining room open to a courtyard.  Additionally there are five bedrooms and a separate guest suite – again for visitors from all over the world. 

The enclave is situated on a private half acre, surrounded by the natural wooded landscape of the Berkeley Hills. 

And appropriately, it lies just above the Temple of the Wings, another Berkeley landmark.  For this home is indeed a Berkeley classic.


North Berkeley

Perched above the city and offering some of the most sweeping panoramic views in the entire Bay Area, the quiet, residential North Berkeley Hills neighborhood offers peace and solitude not far from the hustle and bustle of the city’s more urban areas. 

Homes in the neighborhood are built in a variety of styles and feature manicured lawns and lushly landscape gardens. Some homes are hidden from the road by large trees, while others offer views of the San Francisco and Oakland skylines, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Mount Tamalpais. North Berkeley Hills backs up against Tilden Regional Park, which offers numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation all year long.

Some residents in the southern part of North Berkeley Hills are within walking distance from the thriving retail district on Solano Avenue, though those who live at higher elevations will likely need to drive to most places. Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District bus lines that serve the neighborhood drop residents at the Downtown Berkeley BART station for a quick commute to downtown San Francisco.


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Barbara Reynolds

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