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Preserved Berkeley Arts and Crafts compound asks $1.9 million

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Master engineer/architect’s home hits the market for the first time in 94 years

Exterior of Berkeley arts and crafts home, large and barely touched. Photos by Open Homes Photography

Designed by architect Walter Steilberg, known as the engineer of Julia Morgan, this Berkeley Hills abode consists of 12 rooms in total, all of which were, back in the day, used to house a handful of families.

Known as the Ferguson-Steilberg Family Compound, it lands on the market for the first time in 94 years.

Built in 1922, 1 Orchard Lane consists of three homes: the main house on Orchard Lane, a 12-room residence made up of two two-story wings flanking a three-story octagonal tower.

So many period details can still be found inside this well-worn home—coffered ceilings, woodwork, built-ins, tile work, octagonal rooms, and more.

Featuring six beds, six and a half baths, and a whopping 4,681 square feet, this construction is surrounded by by trails and redwood trees care of nearby Strawberry Canyon, Claremont Canyon, and the Botanical Gardens.

Asking is $1,900,000.