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Location: Richmond, California
Another gorgeous home by architect (and UC Berkeley and MIT professor) William Wurster is on the market in Richmond, California. The modern home, which boasts sweeping views of the Bay Area, was built in 1938, with sympathetic updates and extensions made in the ’60s and ’70s and carefully maintained since then.
The result is an instant classic, with a butterfly roof, high ceilings, large glass expanses and clerestory windows, wood paneling, original oak floors, and extensive indoor-outdoor living opportunities.
On the main floor are a living room overlooking the Bay with built-in shelving and a large brick fireplace, a formal dining room, and a bright spacious eat-in kitchen with high ceilings and ample storage. All of these spaces open onto a viewing deck. Two bedrooms and 1.5 baths round out the rest of the level.
The master bedroom, a full bath, nursery, laundry, and basement are located downstairs, whose flexible spaces can be configured as desired. The total living area measures 3,155 square feet.
The grounds are just as well-conceived as the main home and include a guest studio with kitchen, multiples levels of patio, terraces, and lush gardens, a swimming pool, sauna, play lawn, and mature redwoods and pines. Located at 229 Bishop Avenue, this remarkable property is offered at $1.55 million.