Open House Obsession: Impeccable Design & Details in West Berkeley, $599K

Where: 821 Pardee Street, Berkeley
When: Sunday and Sunday, April 6th and 7th from 2:00pm to 4:30pm
What: A minimalist, 2-bed, 2.5-bath, 3-level condo in the flat industrial area of West Berkeley designed by architect Regan Bice and the winner of an AIA Merit Award in 2006, on the market three days and asking $599K. Although the listing images leave a lot to be desired (neither staged or high resolution) there are still great details, like the kitchen's custom exhaust hood (top) stretched along the window wall and a pantry/bar/laptop nook placed off to one side:

The other end of the main living space has a wall of windows, and we could see that wide niche defined by the stone floor as the perfect place to mount your big TV. Not so easily noticed on the ceiling– the lighting tracks are recessed and run the width of the room:

Nice shower detail, plus the skylit upstairs hall and laundry closet:


An immaculate garage:

Aluminum and stucco, and fitting into the diverse manufacturing vibe of the neighborhood, plus each unit has a poured concrete wall around a small planted area. more images at the listing.

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