Berkeley Hills Midcentury by Renowned Architect

MAJ Realtors is proud to present a stunning classic mid-century home in the Berkeley hills, the last of the homes occupied by the original owner in the Hewlett subdivision on the Berkeley Woods tract.

Consistent with Ostwald’s aesthetic, the house was designed with glass-filled walls, open spaces, exposed redwood, and copper stripping between the unpainted wood panels.

The original upstairs was typical of the open spaces Ostwald often incorporated into the homes he designed. The space has ample natural light provided by southern clerestory windows, and large northern plate glass windows. The original design of the house included use of lower windows opening onto the balcony to take in cool air, while hot air rose to exit through the open clerestory windows. 


The beautiful floors upstairs are typical of Ostwald’s use of wood to bring the outdoors inside. The large dining room table was built for the house from the same boards that were used for the upstairs floors.

The Baumrinds had three daughters and downstairs are three small adjoining bedrooms, separated from each other by large sliding doors. At the west end of the lower floor is a large playroom. The east end houses a large bedroom for a guest or house or au pair, as well as a laundry room. The closet in this bedroom was plumbed so that it could be converted into a small kitchen. The bathroom was built with three sinks, and with separate shower and bath areas.

Stunning Mediterranean in the El Cerrito Hills

This spacious Mediterranean home is  beautifully set back from the street and features classic architectural and period details.

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