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1 Orchard Lane

3 Architecturally significant homes on one lot

Located in Berkeley

Style: Craftsman

Enjoy stunning 180-degree views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate, from a trio of beautifully designed homes set amongst mature Oaks and Redwoods, all within walking distance of the UC Berkeley campus. 

The architect, Walter Steilberg, was Julia Morgan's chief draughtsman, and then her structural engineer in the 1910's- 1930's. In the early 1920's he chose to settle his family on Panoramic Hill (now a historic district) in Berkeley. There he designed and oversaw the construction of three distinctive and significant homes on one lot.

All three sit amongst giant redwoods, mature gardens, outdoor entertaining areas, and a massive 1910 Beaux-Arts staircase leading to hiking trails. Within short distance of downtown Berkeley: unique shopping, UC's cultural and sporting venues, and a bevy of gourmet markets and restaurants, and cinema and theatre on nearby Shattuck Avenue.

Orchard Lane and Mosswood Lane are public walkways which link to roads and fire trails leading into Strawberry Canyon. Here you can hike or run far into the hills of East Bay Regional Park. This is a world-renowned hill, attracting visitors from far and wide, many of whom come to appreciate the architecture.

The mansion on Orchard Lane is unbelievable. The octagonal tower that forms the heart of the house as both dining room on the main level and unique glass viewing room above is the coolest structure in Berkeley. Walls of glass and "Steilberg Green" open work tiles from China afford views of the Bay, campus, San Francisco, Marin and beyond. The rest of the sprawling three-story 1922 home features grand mahogany staircases and floors, six expansive bedrooms, box-beam ceilings, fireplaces, and Philippine mahogany panelling. The large kitchen and butler's pantry has the original dishwasher, possibly the first in Berkeley, which is like a piece of sculpture and nostalgia, and period decorative linoleum in perfect condition.

  • 1 Orchard Lane: 7 bedrooms, 6 baths, expansive Bay views, outdoor playhouse (built in the ‘20s), 1-car garage
  • 4 Mosswood Lane: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, freshly painted, amazing city and Bay views
  • 1 Panoramic Way: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, working fireplace
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Status: Sold
9 Bed  |  7 Baths
Sold: $2,360,000
List: $2,500,000
4,681 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 11,147
Built in 1925
Age: 93
Parking: 3
Listed on 05/30/2018
Pending on 06/15/2018
Sold on 07/26/2018
57 Days on Market
Represented: seller

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1 Orchard Lane

3 Architecturally significant homes on one lot

Located in Berkeley

Style: Craftsman

Enjoy stunning 180-degree views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate, from a trio of beautifully designed homes set amongst mature Oaks and Redwoods, all within walking distance of the UC Berkeley campus. 

The architect, Walter Steilberg, was Julia Morgan's chief draughtsman, and then her structural engineer in the 1910's- 1930's. In the early 1920's he chose to settle his family on Panoramic Hill (now a historic district) in Berkeley. There he designed and oversaw the construction of three distinctive and significant homes on one lot.

All three sit amongst giant redwoods, mature gardens, outdoor entertaining areas, and a massive 1910 Beaux-Arts staircase leading to hiking trails. Within short distance of downtown Berkeley: unique shopping, UC's cultural and sporting venues, and a bevy of gourmet markets and restaurants, and cinema and theatre on nearby Shattuck Avenue.

Orchard Lane and Mosswood Lane are public walkways which link to roads and fire trails leading into Strawberry Canyon. Here you can hike or run far into the hills of East Bay Regional Park. This is a world-renowned hill, attracting visitors from far and wide, many of whom come to appreciate the architecture.

The mansion on Orchard Lane is unbelievable. The octagonal tower that forms the heart of the house as both dining room on the main level and unique glass viewing room above is the coolest structure in Berkeley. Walls of glass and "Steilberg Green" open work tiles from China afford views of the Bay, campus, San Francisco, Marin and beyond. The rest of the sprawling three-story 1922 home features grand mahogany staircases and floors, six expansive bedrooms, box-beam ceilings, fireplaces, and Philippine mahogany panelling. The large kitchen and butler's pantry has the original dishwasher, possibly the first in Berkeley, which is like a piece of sculpture and nostalgia, and period decorative linoleum in perfect condition.

  • 1 Orchard Lane: 7 bedrooms, 6 baths, expansive Bay views, outdoor playhouse (built in the ‘20s), 1-car garage
  • 4 Mosswood Lane: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, freshly painted, amazing city and Bay views
  • 1 Panoramic Way: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, working fireplace
Read More

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