A Berkeley Midcentury With Jaw-Dropping Views Asks $945K
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A Berkeley Midcentury With Jaw-Dropping Views Asks $945K

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
On the market for just under $1,000,000, this classic midcentury home was designed by architect Harry Nakahara in 1953.

Perfectly appointed at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Berkeley Hills, the home is sited to capture spectacular panoramic views of the Bay Area bridges, the San Francisco skyline, Mt Tamalpais, and a lovely glimpse of U.C. Berkeley's Campanile.

Now on the market for $945,000, the home's minimalist aesthetic and classic postwar features are just as stunning as they were when they were first introduced—elegant lines, an open-plan layout, floor-to-ceiling glass, and a strong sense of the outdoors. Scroll through for a look inside. 

A look at the home's classic midcentury facade. A lower level exists but is not visible from the front of the property. 

A look at the home's classic midcentury facade. A lower level exists but is not visible from the front of the property. 

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A bright orange door adds a pop of color to the home. 

A bright orange door adds a pop of color to the home. 

A skylit entry hall features a concrete block "living wall," as well as new oak flooring.

A skylit entry hall features a concrete block "living wall," as well as new oak flooring.

Charming midcentury features like the original wood paneling exist throughout. 

Charming midcentury features like the original wood paneling exist throughout. 

The post-and-beam construction of the open-plan living room. 

The post-and-beam construction of the open-plan living room. 

The open living room features expansive glazing with spectacular wraparound views. 

The open living room features expansive glazing with spectacular wraparound views. 

The living room from the other angle. 

The living room from the other angle. 

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Studio Vestri Walnut Elements Coffee Table
Studio Vestri Walnut Elements Coffee Table
With a nod toward midcentury design, we created the Walnut Elements™ Coffee Table. The smooth edges and sculpted legs give this piece a tasteful stance and beautiful blend with the top.
Hans J. Wegner Easy Chair
Hans J. Wegner Easy Chair
“A chair is to have no backside,” said Hans J. Wegner. “It should be beautiful from all sides and angles.” Sculptural and balanced, his Easy Chair (1950) embodies this maxim, a classic example of the “organic functionalism” for which he is famous.
The dining nook also benefits from the breathtaking surroundings. 

The dining nook also benefits from the breathtaking surroundings. 

The kitchen is set off of the dining area. 

The kitchen is set off of the dining area. 

Wood paneling and globe pendant lighting add an authentic midcentury vibe. 

Wood paneling and globe pendant lighting add an authentic midcentury vibe. 

The hallway leading to the private living space. 

The hallway leading to the private living space. 

This bedroom has sliding doors leading out the deck. 

This bedroom has sliding doors leading out the deck. 

Another bedroom with a view. 

Another bedroom with a view. 

This is the deck off the living room. 

This is the deck off the living room. 

Another glimpse of the views. 

Another glimpse of the views. 

A view of the home's exterior from the backyard. Here, you can see the lower level which features laundry and an additional bedroom. 

A view of the home's exterior from the backyard. Here, you can see the lower level which features laundry and an additional bedroom. 

Beautiful bridge views. 

Beautiful bridge views. 

9 Harvard Circle, Berkeley is now being offered for $945,000 by Lee Goodwin and Tracy Davis of Red Oak Realty. 

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