836 Spruce Street, Berkeley: $1,695,000
3,177 square feet, 3++ bedrooms, 2+ baths
Represented by Holly Rose, Marvin Gardens Real Estate
This Spanish “Castle” with spectacular bay views was designed by architect WH Hooper in the early 1900’s. Though less well known than his contemporaries Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan, the short list of Berkeley homes built by Hooper are all grand, exceptionally detailed, and wonderfully unique.
Hooper’s design of this handsome 1920’s Spanish-Mediterranean style home features unusually generous proportions, with room dimensions and ceiling heights that exceed typical homes of this era. Elegantly crafted period details and an adherence to classic, iconic design themes place this home among Berkeley’s most special, authentic vintage homes.
In addition to stunning, expansive views of the bay, City skyline, bridges, and islands, this property includes a giant “bonus space” ideal for future expansion.