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Bernard Maybeck fairytale Arts and Crafts in Berkeley asks $4.45 million

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Fireplace bears a quote from English poet Lord Alfred Tennyson

Photos courtesy of the Grubb Co.

It’s a red-letter day when a home designed by Bernard Maybeck, the mind behind the Palace of Fine Arts and the Roos House in Presidio Heights, lands on the market. Today is that day.

Featuring five bedroom, three bathrooms, and 3,250 square feet, 1321 Bay View Place, built in 1907 in Berkeley, comes with period details and a slew of Maybeck signature touches. The exterior, built the Arts and Crafts style, has redwood shingles, lattice, fleur-de-lis, and red trim.

The whimsy continues inside this ample abode with an oversized fireplace, the kind of which you can practically walk inside, that punctuates the living room. Its mantel bears a quote from English poet Lord Alfred Tennyson’s Ring Out, Wild Bells, reading, “Ring in the love of truth and right, ring in the thousand years of peace.”

Said fireplace also comes with blue tiles, carved marble, and insignias. It is, in a word, gorgeous.

The home also has exposed beams, wood paneling galore, a redwood kitchen with vintage sink, an eat-in with iron windows, vaulted ceilings, and a carved staircase banister. While the first floor is considerably darker with warmer tones, the upstairs, where the bedrooms are located, are light and airy with views of the bay.

There’s even a separate barn/studio in the yard., which once served as a potter’s studio.

Renovation-happy buyers and flippers should consider looking elsewhere. This home is steeped in history, and remains an ideal example of Maybeck.

Asking is $4,450,000, listed through Bebe McRae of the Grubb Co.