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Preserved midcentury in the Berkeley Hills asks $879K

1951 stunner comes with original woodwork and views of the San Francisco skyline

The midcentury reawakening shows no signs of settling back down, for better or for worse. Homebuyers will still fork over big bucks for the clean, thoughtful-yet-restrained look of these prized homes.

Here’s one that’s sure to turn a few heads: Featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,370 square feet, 71 Fairlawn Drive has been well preserved since making its 1951 debut. The original paneled walls, box-beams and wood-paneled ceilings, and globe lighting are here and remain in lovely condition. The fretwork screen in the bathroom is a treat. And the shingled facade, which might give one pause for concern on lesser abodes, works well here.

New additions include kitchen updates and windows. The yard has also been given a contemporary twist with Japanese maples and drought-resistant plants.

Asking is $879,000.