Stunning, one of a kind mid-century modern masterpiece designed and built by renowned and critically acclaimed architect Roger Lee in 1958 for concert pianist, and U.C. Berkeley Music Library benefactor, Jean Gray Hargrove. Rare opportunity to own a piece of architectural history with credentials and provenance, not to mention remarkable style, gorgeous natural light, and breathtaking views of the Bay Area from the main living space of the Silicon Valley to the North Bay including Oakland, San Francisco and multiple bridges.
Unique and thoughtful bi-level open floor concept with 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms (one on each level) with soaring ceilings on both levels, wood-burning fireplaces on both levels including a Malm fireplace on the lower level, 2 separate entrances (one on each level), and 2 decks on the main level including a western facing covered deck with those spectacular views.
Recently updated and remodeled kitchen and baths with the utmost respect to the original design to create a seamless transition to today’s needs and lifestyle. Simply put, my clients nailed it! Kitchen features include a Gaggenau convection oven, Gaggenau speed oven/microwave, Gaggenau gas cooktop, Liebherr built-in refrigerator/freezer, Bosch dishwasher, Heath tile, stainless sink and open mahogany shelving. The main level bath was updated in 2015 with radiant heat terrazzo tile floors, Vola fixtures, Ann Sacks tile walls, Keuco vanity, sink and medicine cabinet, Wetstyle Cube soaking tub; and the lower bath updated in 2017 with radiant heated floors, Heath tile, and Grohe Rainshower and handheld fixtures.
Incredible attention to detail in every aspect of the home inside and out, including gorgeous heartwood redwood shiplap walls hand-cut on site by the architect, glowing luan paneling in excellent condition, vaulted ceilings on both levels, hardwood floors on the main level, custom mahogany built-in cabinetry, skylights, large open studio on lower level with concrete floors and garden access, mature and established landscaping including flowering magnolias, camellias, maple, apple & lemon tree just outside the kitchen deck. There’s also a large covered carport with secured storage and utility sink, ample street parking, on demand hot water heater, high efficiency forced air furnace, washer & gas dryer, clear Section 1, and a brand new roof under warranty!
Located high atop the Berkeley hills on a quiet and peaceful street not far from Grizzly Peak, and mostly above the fog line, 100 Parnassus is still relatively close and walking/biking distance to UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, and Tilden Park for those aware and not timid to the relatively steep terrain and sidewalk free streets of the area.
The architect Roger Lee is a native of the East Bay and graduate of Cal Berkeley. Roger started his career in Hawaii working for the US government as a civil engineer, and later went on to design homes in the Bay Area. Roger designed and oversaw the construction of over 100 homes, mostly located in the East Bay, and every one of them unique and custom designed for the owner.
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