181 Brookside Drive, Berkeley
This exquisite, fairy-tale home in the coveted Claremont neighborhood is part of the secluded enclave of residences known as Claremont Park. Story has it that the developer of Claremont Park built this home last, for himself, as the crown of the project.
The wonderful old half-timber Tudor architecture has a strong Mediterranean influence, evidenced by wrought-iron details, exposed wood beams, and arched niches. Floor-length, multi-paned windows frame the lush landscaping surrounding the home, enhancing its jewel-box appeal.