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Overview: 4 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bath, 5118 sq. ft., 11,058 lot, and 2-car garage  

On an established tree-lined Berkeley street stands this Modern home that reflects the embodiment of Frank Lloyd Wright principles, the architectural lines are pure, the texture and depth of spaces brilliant.  The marrying of materials—concrete, glass, wood, tile, and steel—indulge the eyes.  Throughout, in technicolor-type fashion, views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco skyline, and sparkling Bay waters burst through walls of windows.  The plan was ambitious. The goal was met. This is truly a one-of-a-kind property.  

Symbiotic with its terrain—the home’s low-rise visage and modern courtyard entry… 

  • Clean, striking lines with beautifully contrasting materials
  • Rectangular-patterned concrete paver patio and seating area 
  • Centerpiece contemporary waterfall element
  • Wood benches retaining and framing manicured drought-resistant landscaping
  • 9-foot glass pivot front door and 3 Nano doors opening up to access the home

Voluminous open-concept kitchen, dining, and great room…

  • 11-foot ceilings, French white oak floors, and floor-to-ceiling glass capturing panoramic views
  • Stunning kitchen design of leathered quartz counters and backsplash, sleek contemporary Walnut wood cabinetry, an artistic light fixture, and Thermador appliances, including a 48-inch side-by-side fridge and 48-inch range with double oven  
  • Living room with gas fireplace, wall of glass, walnut wood accent walls, and artwork niches
  • Dining room capturing tangerine sunsets over the Bay 
  • A Douglas fir deck spanning the width of the home offering seamless indoor-outdoor flow and living

Primary bedroom retreat glittered with city lights by night…

  • Spa-like bath with marble walls, freestanding soaking tub, towering waterfall shower, quartz counters on the double-sink vanity, and clear-to-opaque privacy glass operated with a switch 
  • Walk-in closet built for the most abundant wardrobe 
  • Gas fireplace for ambience and tall glass doors to step onto the deck
  • Opening to front patio is a second main-floor bedroom with full designer bath 

Arresting design as stairway descends to the remarkable lower level… 

  • Interior river rock borders, striking wood treads, concrete tiled walls, glass banisters, and steel cables unify on and around the stairway
  • 9-foot ceilings continuing the volume  
  • Family room with wet bar and gas fireplace, opening to the outdoor level patio area with pristine artificial grass yard
  • Wine bar with leathered quartz island, chilling wine fridge, and floating shelves for wine display—the space enclosable with sliding glass walls
  • Large yet cozy media entertainment room with surround sound
  • Workout room with adjacent sauna and full bath
  • Two lower-level en suite bedrooms with private designer baths and walk-in closets
  • Extra-large laundry and mechanical room 

Additional features and technology abound throughout…

  • Recessed lighting and custom light fixtures
  • Smart home, built-in sound system and ceiling-mounted speakers 
  • Radiant heating system and Nest thermostats in all rooms
  • Instant hot water circulating system
  • Hidden internal hinges on 9-foot doors creating ultra-clean design
  • Secure and gated entry 
  • Western doors and windows

Built into the scenic hills amongst charismatic Berkeley homes, 55 Southampton is a unique and luxury addition.  It’s exceptional—in the realm of a Frank Lloyd Wright design.  And with immediate access to all that the dynamic Bay Area provides, the location is superb too.  This home is a rare opportunity.



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