After 50 years in one family, a preserved mid-century home perched atop one of Berkeley’s most historic streets is for sale, asking $3.5 million.
It’s hard to know where to look first with 14 Maybeck Twin Drive. Should we focus on the home itself: an ode to Heian period architecture and modeled after the Katsura Imperial Villa (a 17th-century summer palace) in Kyoto? Should we stop to drink in the postcard-ready views of the Golden Gate Bridge? Should we stroll the neighborhood, a private street established by Bernard Maybeck upon which the famed architect’s own personal studio still stands?