$1,609,000 – Sold
15 Maybeck Twin Drive
Dramatic mid-century home, designed by Julian Taylor, sits in an architecturally rich Berkeley neighborhood. With verdant vistas and expansive views of the San Francisco Bay, it is at the end of a private drive. Hidden behind a handsome gate, it is secluded and filled with light.
The architecture is contemporary and timeless, warm and intimate and like many different architectural styles in this area, speaks to the beautiful nature surrounding it. All the houses on the drive belong to the Maybeck Twin Drive Homeowner’s Association, to which they pay annual dues of $600 for the maintenance and insurance of the private road. They meet twice a year and have a social gathering afterwards.
The dramatic living room with a copper-hooded fireplace is flanked by a catwalk on the east side and a wall of windows on the west. The catwalk is mirrored on the exterior from the front door to the master deck. Decks off the kitchen, master suite, living room and lower level bedroom allow for a fluid indoor-outdoor flow. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, which includes a stunning master suite, (with a fireplace) filled with serenity and charm. There are 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom on the upper floor and 1 bedroom and bathroom on the lower floor off the living room. The washer and dryer is at the rear of the walk-in closet, off the master bathroom. Several large hall closets line the hallways and a large storage room sits below the carport.
Besides the carport, which will house 2 cars, there are several off-street parking spaces.
Deeply attached to this marvelous house, the Seller has endeavored to be a good steward and has performed many updates and upgrades over the years, including extensive seismic and electrical upgrades, main water line, master suite with walk-in closet & many other improvements.
Close to the University of Berkeley, it is also near Glendale/La Loma Park, Codornices Park, the Rose Garden, Tilden Park and the amenities of “Gourmet Ghetto”, as well as 2 BART stations.