Designed by Jack Thornburg, the builder of Normandy Village, this downright adorable property in the Berkeley Hills comes with all of the whimsy that makes storybook homes so alluring—and so pricey.
Featuring two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 843 square feet, 643 Cragmont Avenue brims with the kind of earthy fancifulness found inside many storybook abodes: Vaulted ceiling. Exposed hand-hewn timbers. Custom doorways that match the pitch of the roofline. A facade that belongs in one of Grimms’ Fairy Tales.
Built in 1928, the kitchen and bathroom have been update in recent years. There’s also a detached studio in the back yard, a mini replica of the house replete with a vaulted ceiling.
Asking is $795,000, a seemingly reasonable price tag that’s bound to inspire a bidding war.
- 643 Cragmont Avenue [Heather Thompson of Red Oak Realty]