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Stacey Merryman & José Fernández presents:

Unique Panoramic Hill


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Outstanding views from this amazing location. In search of minimalist style living? In search of travel lifestyle living with a home base?  Are you a hiker who likes to pack in? This house will suit your modern ideas of how to live. Persons wanting to stay fit and futuristic can enjoy the a 15-minute walk down a path and the edge of campus, then 15-minute walk to downtown Berkeley. It's a 600-foot elevation gain to challenge you on the way home, then you are ready to live on the hillside with perfect views of the Bay. 

436 Panoramic Way is an incomplete reconstruction of a home built in 1939-40, on the same footprint.  Most of the heavy work has been done to create a shell, with 2X6 framing at the basement level, 2X4 framing at the main level, and 3/4 ply sheathing for all the siding and subfloors, except the basement, which is concrete.  The roofing is 15-year-old asphalt shingles over 1/2 plywood sheathing.  And the windows, also 15 years old, are dual paned. Mailing address Berkeley, but taxes and schools are Oakland. Neither seller nor Listing Agents have verified square footage.

This thoughtful idea offers views, lovely natural surroundings, and a trail to hiking every day. This house does require additional design and cash only. There is no conventional lending available for this house. It requires a future vision for a unique kind of living. It currently needs all standard living requirements, well except a view.

The location is still a pleasure, but it's just about ready to see your thoughts for an exceptional future. It is a life choice project. Call a contractor to view the property with you, you have probably been looking for this situation. Send them the website and talk about the location. Then call us to discuss possibilities. 

Here is what the Seller has to say about it

  • Engineered foundation, 50 tons of concrete, extending into the bedrock. (seller representation.)
  • Many tons more concrete in basement floor, patio, retaining walls
  • 18'X12' daylight basement not included in square footage
  • Large attic space for storage, the attic opening built for a fold-down stairway
  • Lot adjacent to UC, with immediate access to miles of hiking/jogging routes
  • 15-minute expedition down to Law School corner of campus, there are many pathways. See Berkeley Paths
  • View centered on SF, flanked by Bay and GG bridges
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There are no open houses or broker tours. Please talk to your agent before viewing this property. It requires all cash. No lending is available. 

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Stacey Merryman & José Fernández

Red Oak Realty

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436 Panoramic Way


Panoramic Hill

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
A National Historic District

The Panoramic Hill Historic District typifies Berkeley’s early hillside neighborhoods. Steep and narrow Panoramic Way, carved out in 1888, opened the hill to residential development. University professors and early Sierra Club members were among the first residents. They engaged such influential architects as Ernest Coxhead, Bernard Maybeck, Julia Morgan, Walter H. Ratcliff, Jr., Walter Steilberg, and William Wurster, whose works collectively span several eras of Bay Region Style architecture. Flanked by Strawberry Creek and Derby Creek canyons, the hill is one of the most extensive surviving Arts and Crafts neighborhoods in Berkeley.

Pedestrian byways, from formal Orchard Lane with its 1910 Beaux-Arts staircase to rustic footpaths like Mosswood Lane, thread between houses and roadway. Although part of Strawberry Creek was culverted in 1923, bucolic wooded canyons and panoramic views remain.

Berkeley Historical Plaque Project