This newly listed Berkeley Hills abode offers a gorgeous hybrid of Tudor, Arts & Crafts, and Mediterranean style, circa 1923, with an uber-view. Indeed, 753 Santa Barbara Rd overlooks a wide swath of bay: Standing upon this property, one could, with the right equipment, look in most any window from the East Bay to Marin. The 3,216 square feet include 5 beds, 3 baths, library, office and more, built-ins and embellishments abounding. All of it's been staged brilliantly, including severe sleigh bed for Victorian child to write passionate diary entries tucked under an angled ceiling. Wrap-around decks, fruit trees, and close proximity to Tilden Park included with sale. Incidentally, the price, $1,649,000, while steep, isn't even $100K more than it sold for in 2005.
· 753 Santa Barbara Rd. [Redfin]