May 18, 2024


Interior The Freshmaker

Home on Architect Maybeck’s former land selling for $1.5M

113 Purdue Avenue in Kensington and Bernard Maybeck (Red Oak Realty, L.S. Slevin, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)
113 Purdue Avenue in Kensington and Bernard Maybeck (Pink Oak Realty, L.S. Slevin, Public area, by way of Wikimedia Commons)

A 1947 dwelling on land the moment owned by famed Berkeley architect Bernard Maybeck is inquiring $1.5 million in its 1st sale because it was crafted.

The 3-bed room, a few-tub dwelling at 113 Purdue Avenue was created on land that Maybeck subdivided and offered only to frugal youthful couples who didn’t consume and agreed not to develop a white home, SFGate noted. Bob and Ollie Shaner met the demands and the household has remained in their household at any time considering the fact that.

113 Purdue Avenue in Kensington (Purple Oak Realty)

“Bob was normally a tinkerer and could even now be observed properly in his 90s climbing onto his roof to make repairs and carving wooden bears in his driveway,” Crimson Oak Realty listing agent Todd Hodson explained to the publication. “He led historic excursions of the community, sharing the history.”

Maybeck died in 1957.

Natural gentle floods the 2,247-sq.-foot home, lights the brick and wooden flooring. It’s been current with present day touches that include things like wood paneling and a modern kitchen area.

The “club dwelling room” has an indoor-out of doors feel, with huge home windows and wood sliding panels. The area also has a wood-burning stove, brick ground and a wrap-all-around deck. It’s around Tilden Park and Wildcat Canyon, which can be witnessed from the deck.

Past 12 months, a Maybeck-impressed 3,150-square-foot 3-story home in Berkeley shown for $1.65 million, according to Dwell.

Maybeck, amid the most renowned Bay Place architects, labored briefly in New York and Kansas Metropolis, Missouri prior to going to San Francisco, in which he grew to become the initial professor of architecture at the College of California, Berkeley.

He’s linked with the Arts and Craft structure motion, which frequently is composed of uncovered beams, open up ground strategies and an embrace of imperfections. Amongst his performs are many that nonetheless stand in Berkeley, which include the Initial Church of Christ, Scientist, a nationwide landmark and San Francisco’s domed Palace of Wonderful Arts.

[SFGate] — Gabriel Poblete