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Midcentury Modern Berkeley Revamp Asks $1.4M

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The vintage Poulsen Artichoke lamp alone is worth a look

Originally built in 1959, this 2975 Shasta Road midcentury home, located in the Berkeley Hills, was built by the Japanese-American architect Tetsuo Takayanagi for his sister Fumiko Ukai (a noted jewelry designer of the time, whose creations were worn by the likes of Martha Graham and Betty Ford.)

Over the years, it fell into disrepair. But last year, the current owners decided to restore the home, giving this four-bedroom / 3.5-bath gem a facelift with heaps of midcentury integrity.

Some other of-the-era favorites: Terrazzo tile floors, vintage Poulsen Artichoke lamp in the living room, soaring windows (for checking out both the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge), and redwood walls and flooring. Approximately 2500-plus square feet.

The home will land on the market for a cool $1.4 million. But mark your calendars, potential buyers: It will not be available on MLS until Monday, April 11.

Until then, enjoy this Berkeley beauty: