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Berkeley midcentury-modern hits market for the first time in 49 years

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In the same family for nearly five decades

Photos courtesy of Red Oak Realty

From the fireplace’s steel mesh curtain and the electric stove’s console to the starburst tile work and the slated windows, this example of East Bay midcentury-modern has been left more or less as-is since it was purchased in 1967.

Built in 1955, 760 Spruce comes with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and roughly 2,635 square feet on a 4,500 square foot lot.

Designed by a local architect, who built this home for his mother and her caretaker with a no-step entry, the property had been a family hub for nearly five decades, beginning with Dr. John and Eunice Jackson who moved to Berkeley from Philadelphia in 1957.

Details include brickwork, exposed beams, and vaulted ceilings—a lot of the midcentury elements prized by aficionados. Best of all, it has yet to be renovated beyond recognition, so now is your change to peek at it before the new owner decided what to do with it.

Asking is $1.2 million.