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Berkeley midcentury, with dizzying woodwork, asks $1.6M

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By Brock Keeling@BrockKeeling  Apr 27, 2020, 12:25pm PDT

Behold, its dark, woody charm.

Although midcentury fatigue has set in for many, some specimens still deserve your full attention. Take, for example, this lovely number in the Berkeley Hills, which lands on the market for $1.6 million.

Spread out across 3,055 square feet, 30 Bay Tree Lane comes with five bedrooms and three and one half bathrooms. Built in 1960, this snazzy home features soaring ceilings decked out in patterned narrow beams, a theme that can be found from the living room to the kitchen to the bedrooms.

Of particular importance is the stone fireplace and hearth, adding textural diversity to the wood-heavy main living space.

The kitchen and bathrooms have been upgraded in recent years to reflect today’s contemporary tastes, which, luckily, pair nicely with the clean midcentury aesthetic found throughout this home.

Also, the buyer has first right to buy the adjacent lot for a cool $500,000.

The listing is through Daniella and Norah Brower of Compass.

Large panels of windows, from the entryway to the living room, allow for maximum natural light.
The chic slat pattern seen on the ceiling runs throughout the house.
The kitchen comes with its own eat-in space.
Verdant views outside this bedroom.
This bedroom opens out onto a brick patio.
Come twilight.