679 Cragmont Avenue, Berkeley
4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths $1,495,000
Once upon a time, on a tree-lined street overlooking a sparkling bay, a very special home was built in the Storybook Style. Drawn from Hollywood in the 1920’s, Storybook Style was a manifestation of America’s love affair with the fantastical version of medieval Europe seen in the movies of that era. Having come full circle across the ages, 679 Cragmont Avenue still casts a magical allure, and has been dubbed the “Harry Potter House” by local children.
Simple materials, lovingly detailed, are a hallmark of Storybook design. True to form, this home exhibits many artistic uses of everyday building components, with little discoveries to be made at every turn. Playful and whimsical, designed to inspire joy, the spirit of this house is inseparable from its style.