1 Orchard Ln #1 Orchard, BERKELEY, CA 94704
Enjoy stunning 180-degree views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate, from a trio of beautifully designed homes set amongst mature Oaks and Redwoods, all within walking distance of the UC Berkeley campus. The architect, Walter Steilberg, was Julia Morgan's chief draughtsman, and then her structural engineer in the 1910's- 1930's. In the early 1920's he chose to settle his family on Panoramic Hill (now a historic district) in Berkeley. There he designed and oversaw the construction of three distinctive and significant homes on one lot. All three sit amongst giant redwoods, mature gardens, outdoor entertaining areas, and a massive 1910 Beaux-Arts staircase leading to hiking trails. Within short distance of downtown Berkeley: unique shopping, UC's cultural and sporting venues, and a bevy of gourmet markets and restaurants, and cinema and theatre on nearby Shattuck Avenue.