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Oakland hunting cabin turned contemporary home asks $988,000

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East Bay hills home nestled in the trees

fence, brown, not too exciting, but one you go inside it sure is! Photos by Open Homes Photography, courtesy of Aaron D. Brown/Grubb & Co.

Originally built in the early 1900s as a hunting cabin for San Franciscans seeking an escape to the Oakland hills, local modernist architect Wesley Fator transformed 6906 Chambers into a midcentury gem in the 1950s. The house featured clean lines, angles, and materials like glass, metal, and wood.

Turn the calendar to 2014 when a builder further transformed the home into a more contemporary space, one that uses unusual materials (wood firing treatments, new metal work). It lands on the market this week for $988,000.

The realtor notes that the home is completely private. “From the street, all you can see is a fence,” reads the marketing copy. Featuring four beds, two baths, and 1,891 square feet, the house comes with custom steel transom windows, angular roof lines, a floating staircase, three decks, glass fireplace, and arboreal views.

The small geometrical details—circles and angles galore—are delightfully mathematical as they are whimsical.