Abundance of Arts & Crafts Homes in Berkeley this Weekend

by arlene on June 9, 2012

This is a good weekend for lovers of the Arts & Crafts movement in Berkeley and the Bay Area!This week two homes designed by John Hudson Thomas debuted, as well as a wonderful brown shingle listing in my Red Oak Realty office. You can also view an unusual Maybeck.  And for a great local (almost)summer tradition with wonderful vendors, visit the Live Oak Park Fair in North Berkeley from 10 – 6, and visit the Arts & Crafts Press,  booth #16! And for fans of this style, the SF Modernism Show, formerly the Arts & Crafts Show in August, is being held this weekend at the Concourse Exhibition Center in SF. Also in the City, if you haven’t seen the Cult of Beauty at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, you have only a couple more weekends to go. It’s well worth a visit to this show on the Aesthetic Movement!

Here’s a mini-architecture tour for Sunday afternoon — or call me for private showings:

Fireplace in tribute to the Greene brothers

Fireplace in tribute to the Greene brothers

In Gourmet Ghetto, a Greene and Greene-inspired brown shingle at 1345 Arch Street, Berkeley. Built in 1915 but largely updated in 2007, the owners used mahogany in the living and dining room fireplaces with lovely details, including a classic cloud lift and modern Grueby tiles. Bradbury papers in the downstairs and upstairs studies. Commanding views of the bay.  Four spacious bedrooms, all updated bathrooms and kitchen, with a bonus suite on the top third level. Listed for $1,595,000.

Homes by John Hudson Thomas:

916 Indian Rock, The Pratt House, 1911. One of the three Thomas homes in a row with iconic carved stucco exteriors. Lovely interior wood details, and characteristic Thomas motifs. Charming inglenook and matching fireplace in the bedroom above. Very large kitchen ready for an update.  Beautiful views, and a very pleasant back garden. Listed for $1,175,000. N.B. This house accepted a pre-emptive offer and is now in contract!

3020 Garber, The Weber House, 1924. This rather formal, stately Dutch Colonial Revival has been in the same family for nearly 50 years, and is now ready for a bit of updating. Grand spaces with six bedrooms and four baths! Secluded on a lush, level 1/3 acre site in the Claremont, with pretty gardens and back veranda. Listed for $1,900,000

Seating area in the music studio

157 Euclid, The Kennedy Music Studio designed by Bernard Maybeck. This is a Berkeley masterpiece: wonderful, whimsical, and not your typical single family home. Phenomenal carved wood details, soaring spaces, but a bit short on places to put a queen bed! $1,995,000

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