Roger Lee with Flavor Galore - Page 2

MCM architect's house for sale in Berkeley Hills a scrumptious treat on two tasty levels
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Originally 1,598 square feet on a 6,500-square-foot lot, the home today feels much larger.

"She was actually quite well known, and the bottom floor was designed for her to give concerts," said Westfall. The realtor pointed out that Martin truly appreciated the existing style of the house, so consequently, "She was able to keep the house with everything original, except [renovating] the bathrooms and kitchen."

The upstairs bath was totally overhauled and now boasts terrazzo floors, new bath, sink, vanity, and Ann Sacks tiles. Both the downstairs bath and the kitchen have Heath tile, and the all-new appliances in the latter include Gaggenau ovens, a Liebher built-in refrigerator, and Bosch dishwasher.

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"Every upgrade was done with respect to the design," Westfall says with admiration, adding, "It is an incredible example of what a mid-century modern house can look like."

As impressed as he is by views from the upstairs decks along with the refinished flooring and other restorations, what the realtor likes best about the home is the way it reflects the strengths of its esteemed architect.

Among the many accolades garnered by Lee was an 'America's Best Small Houses' award for his own Kensington home in 1949. Westfall admires how this medium-sized home "is integrated into the topography…how Roger Lee was always able to integrate the homes into the space" available.

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"It's beautiful. It just really fits the space," Westfall said of the home's siting. Then there is the limited inventory of the architect's work, for as he observed, "They just do not come on the market often."

Westfall said these assets helped draw thousands of responses when they test-marketed the home online last winter. Throw in what the realtor termed the "two-great-flavors-in-one" aspect of the two levels, and he has confidence of selling the house soon.

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The home's views are spectacular.

"It's definitely one of the most 'wow' houses I've ever had," the longtime Eichler Network member said of his 13-year career. "The new owner's going to walk in there and do nothing [to it]—nothing!"

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