We're fans of architect Warren Callister around here, and last year there was a Curbed SF field trip to see this untouched house he designed in 1958. The 1-bed, 1-bath, 1-owner house didn't sell and was re-listed this week by Berkeley realtor/doyenne Carol Neil for $850,000, down $200,000 from the asking price a year ago. There's a legal, independent (ie. unconnected) 1-bed, 1-bath apartment on the ground floor that's been plumbed for a kitchen and open to the landscape, but upstairs, it's basically one long redwood shed stepping down the hill in classic Callister style. Neil describes it as a "gothic barn" and Callister sited it to one side of the lot, leaving open an boulder-strewn landscape. The house is in good shape, but probably a challenge to update and own. Somewhere we heard this house commissioned by its owner after seeing Callister's spectacular Duncan House in Clarendon Heights. If you've ever wondered about Callister's best work, this one's open this Sunday, March 11, from 2:00pm to 4:30pm.
· 1324 Grizzly Peak Boulevard, Berkeley [Redfin]
· A Slice of Redwood Heaven by Warren Callister [Curbed SF]
· Warren Callister Works his Magic [Curbed SF]
· Warren Callister at Curbed SF [Curbed SF Archives]