1909 Berkeley Craftsman treehouse asks $3.7M

Completed in 1909 for the daughter of a sheep rancher, 1035 Shattuck Avenue, a Japanese-inspired craftsman home set amongst ferns, sloping hills, and bay views, provides an artistic refuge set within your own private forest of twisting oak trees and enfiladed paneled rooms.

Ascending up to the house from the street, you pass through substantial, silvered woodwork, to an house almost invisible in the dappled light, a new texture and vista at every turn.

Once inside this wonderfully shingled home, room after room after room of warm wood paneling unfolds before you, each with plentiful windows to capture the sculpted boughs of the trees zig and zag on the other side of the picture windows. Each detail, from the brick in the inglenooks to the kitchen pendant lights are a meditation in craftsman simplicity and design—honed, hand-hewn beauty.

The simple luxuries follow you as you make your way upstairs: clean lines, wood trim, and plentiful windows allow light and air to easily interact with this secluded craftsman fantasyland.

The garden, currently a rolling green hillside, simply yearns to be put to use, to provide sustenance for wisteria, ceanothus, and Western Redbud set amongst the towering oaks and redwoods—what new dimension and color this would add to the composition!

1035 Shattuck Avenue, which includes a 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom, 4,799 square foot main house in addition to a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 352 square foot guest house on a roughly 14,800 square foot lot, is listed courtesy of David Gunderman & Andrew Raskopf of Alain Pinel, Realtors for $3,695,000.

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