Too Cool for School - Page 2

Berkeley home not far from campus wows with classic MCM looks—and a mystery too
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"The whole thing just opens up to that view," Tsakonas marveled of the splendidly open floor plan, which includes spacious bedrooms upstairs and office space, laundry, workshop, and one bath below. There's 1,476 square feet of interior on a generous, quarter-acre lot, and as for the landscaping, she noted, "It's got those cool succulents."

Not cool enough, says you? Well, responds Mull, "Another thing that's kind of cool about this one…is it's equipped with solar panels. It's built to be a totally energy-efficient home."

The realtors are unclear as to when any changes may have been made to the house. Since buying it for $1.35 million in 2018, Tsakonas said, "Our clients didn't do anything [to it]."

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The kitchen has a contemporary Bosch dishwasher, but she notes "The stovetop and oven are original."

The former San Francisco design firm of David Yama and Karen Mar worked on an update of the house at some point, but it could not be determined what was done. While new owners may consider some upgrades, Tsakonas assures, "It's totally livable right now."

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And totally available right now too. But perhaps not for long, as Mull said offers could be considered this week. For more information on 185 Hill Road, click here.

But our question lingers: who is the architect we should credit for this marvelous house? We're dying to know.