This one-of-a-kind dream-house in the heart of Westbrae boasts walls of energy-efficient glass, earthy materials, elegant finishes, drought-friendly landscaping, and solar power.
1147 CAMELIA street • WESTBRAE - north BERKELEY
3+ bedrooms • 2.5 baths • 1901 SQ. FT*. • NOTABLE ARCHITECT-DESIGNED
Architect Chris Parlette imagined something in a tired little Berkeley bungalow that nobody else did: A graceful, modern, sunny retreat. Once all remnants of the past were removed, he transformed 1147 Camelia Street from the ground up into a green-energy retreat with tranquil, intimate gardens. This is one of five notable homes featured in the 2017 AIA East Bay Home Tour last month, drawing hundreds of visitors!
WalkScore 85 | BikeScore 98!
Offered at $1,225,000 | SOLD at $1,430,000
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GLASS & green
With sustainability key in the design, every detail was considered. Large expanses of glass provide the advantages of passive solar energy, while framing Mount Tamalpais, the Berkeley hills, and the Golden Gate bridge in the distance.
Concrete countertops, bamboo flooring, blackened steel, and a commercial-grade stove give the kitchen an industrial-chic feeling and utility — built for chefs and guests alike. The morning light turns eating-in into an event.
The master suite has a built-in bed and storage system, two spacious walk-in closets, and an enormous, luxurious bath with a poured-in-place, polished white concrete tub surround. The reclaimed wood ceiling adds both loft and warmth.