Still inexplicably on the market, this Orinda home is dazzles for many reasons—chiefly among them, the architect behind this midcentury classic.
After spending eight years at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, Olof Dahlstrand ventured out on his own to create eight midcentury abodes in the Bay Area (seven remain intact). And one of these specimens, a circa-1955 home christened the Brook House, hits the market for $2,195,000.
According to a 2008 San Francisco Chronicle article, these highly prized handful of homes “manifested both his greatest architectural influence” (ranging from Frank Lloyd Wright to Walt Whitman) and his individualistic beliefs. The results are jaw-dropping.
Featuring four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and 4,098 square feet, 40 Mariposa Lane comes with Wrightian details like clerestory windows, built-in furniture, soffit ceilings, redwood, concrete, wall materials that extend from interior to exterior (see: swoon-worthy concrete), and more.
The bathrooms and kitchen have been updated while keeping an eye on the pad’s aesthetic roots (breathe a sigh of relief, purists), and the outdoor deck with views is downright divine. Also, this one comes with a semi-kidney-shaped pool, which no midcentury should be without.
The listing is through Traci Miller and Erin Schroeder at Compass.