771 San Diego Road, Berkeley, CA 94707
771 San Diego Road
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 0.19 Acres Lot
  • 2,205 Sq.Ft. Living
  • 1955 Year Built
  • Sold Status
  • 40800047 MLS® ID
First time on the market! The Olsen House, 1954; the architect's own home! In the National Register and a Berkeley Landmark. Olsen applied his "high art" International Style training to create his own "machine for living in a garden". Also described as "a cube within a cube", it has an underlying cube with a perimeter foundation that appears to be well anchored into the hillside. This was the family's home for a life time, and has fostered creativity and intellectual discourse. The crystal box, thrust out amongst the treetops, served not as a quiet family retreat, drafting office, and studio for Helen's painting, but also as a gracious space for entertaining Berkeley's residents and visiting luminaries in the circle of the arts.
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Features and Amenities


  • Total Bedrooms3
  • Total Bathrooms3
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • KITCHENOther
  • Laundry roomDryer, Washer
  • FlooringHardwood Floors
  • FireplaceNone

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Living Area2,205 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area0.19 Acres
  • MLS® ID40800047
  • TypeResidential
  • YEAR BUILT1955
  • Architecture StylesContemporary
  • View DescriptionWooded
  • Elementary SchoolBerkeley (510) 644-6504
  • High SchoolBerkeley (510) 644-6504
  • School DistrictBerkeley (510) 644-6504


  • roofRolled Composition
  • lot featuresPremium Lot, Secluded, Up Slope
  • HEAT TYPEForced Air 2 Zns or More, Gas
  • sewerSewer System - Public, Water - Public
  • SubstructureCrawl Space
  • Disability FeaturesOther
  • other exterior FeaturesDeck(s), Side Yard
  • Additional FeaturesDryer, DSL/Modem Line, Security Alarm - Owned, Washer, Water Heater Gas, Window Coverings, Other


  • Sales Price$1,695,000


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