Though a short sale, we couldn't ignore 20 Oak Ridge Road. This Claremont beauty dates back to 1915, designed by famed San Francisco architect Willis Polk to allow in as much natural light as Berkeley can produce. Note the details: Five bedrooms and four bathrooms with views of gently sloping hills. Dark wood, painted tile, and a nostalgic kitchen remodel capture the original flavor of the home, despite its rather stark staging (nary a single book in the bookcase?).Master suite, au pair quarters, and opulent swimming pool complete the effect. Beautiful enough to brave the short-sale quagmire? Might go faster if your offer is somewhere close to the asking price of $1,485,000.
· 20 Oak Ridge Road[Redfin]
· Short Sales and REOs for Beginners, Part 1[CurbedSF]