Via Berkeleyside, news that one of the best-preserved Bernard Maybeck houses in Berkeley is on the market. Known as the Kennedy-Nixon House (insert cloth coat joke here) it's the result of one family's love for their piano teacher, Alma Kennedy, joined to a later Maybeck cottage the Nixon family built next door. For jazz enthusiasts, it's known as the Maybeck Recital Hall, in the '90s a discreet venue for concerts and recordings under then-owner jazz pianist Dick Whittington and worthy of its own Wikipedia entry. Now owned by composer Gregory Moore, the 3-bed, 3-bath, 2-half baths, 2-kitchen venue is on the market for $1,995,000. Berkeleyites love their Maybeck- and while there's no word on open houses, the realtors could probably sell tickets. The "acoustically impeccable" recital space is big enough for two concert grand pianos plus fifty of your best friends, and with one of the kitchens is described as a "catering kitchen," event-ready. Bring your cellist.
· Bernard Maybeck Home Lists For Sale in Berkeley [Berkeleyside]
· Maybeck Recital Hall [Wikipedia]
· 1537 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley [The Grubb Company]