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Berkeley midcentury, designed by John Hans Ostwald, asks $2.3 million

Comes with sunken living room and views of the city

Photo by Open Homes Photography, courtesy of Laura Arechiga / Coldwell Banker

Berkeley won’t stop flirting these days. And we can’t stop staring.

Today’s batting eyelash, designed by John Hans Ostwald, sits up in the Berkeley Hills. Christened the Moruza Ostwald House, 511 Dwight Place comes with five beds, three baths, 3,022 square feet, and loads of intact midcentury-modern appeal.

The home boasts a sunken living room, which is bordered by floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase views of the Bay and San Francisco. A floating black cast-iron fireplace in the round, designed and built by JP Glaser, anchors the living room.

And for good measure, there’s also a matching Glaser-designed fire pit in the backyard.

Another unique tidbit about this house is the four parcels on which it was built.

Per the listing, “They were purchased by Tito and Margaret Moruza from the direct descendants of the Peralta family. As a result, the Moruza house is built on one of the last parcels to be sold from the original Royal land grant to the Peralta family from the Spanish colonial era.”

But the house’s biggest draw is its overall appearance. Just look at it. Wraparound deck. Exposed beams. Vaulted ceilings. Globe lighting. A treat for any midcentury-modern fan.

Asking is $2,375,000.