1,750,000 – Sold
5 Maybeck Twin Dr.
Berkeley, Alameda County
On a large 9.196 sf lot, in this coveted and architecturally rich Berkeley neighborhood, sits this 3 bedroom, 2 bath. mid-century house, built in 1963. All bedrooms have expansive San Francisco Bay views, beautifully framed by Live Oaks and Redwoods. The house has random plank oak hardwood floors throughout except for the Mahogany stairs, new dual pane windows and doors and new stainless steel appliances. Well built and maintained, it has vaulted wood ceilings over an open living, dining room and kitchen with a raised hearth fireplace and clearstory windows. One bedroom and bathroom sit on the main floor and 2 bedrooms and a bathroom are on the lower level. Long decks off both levels create an indoor – outdoor continuum. It may be possible for each floor to be accessed separately. All the bedrooms have enormous walk-in closets. The large lower level bedroom could also function as a family room. There is a washer and dryer in the utility closet off this room and it may be possible to add another bathroom there. The carport fits 2 cars and has a lift that can take people and groceries down to the main entrance.
The architecture is contemporary and timeless, warm and intimate and speaks to the beautiful natural surroundings with Live Oaks and Redwoods. Some original details such as the entry foyer stone work and railing that mirrors the grid pattern on the front glass add to the character and uniqueness. The lot goes all the way down to La Loma Ave. and the garden, which has several fruit trees, has tons of potential for landscaping and creating an outdoor mecca.
All the houses on this idyllic drive are part of the Maybeck Twin Drive Homeowners Association, to which they pay $600 annual dues for the maintenance and insurance of the private road, which has been recently repaved.
This area enjoys close proximity to the University of California, the amenities of “Gourmet Village”, Glendale/ La Loma Park, Codornices Park and the Rose Garden. Tilden Park and 2 BART stations are a stone’s throw away.