Posted by Lauran

Once in a while we get to stage a house that is truly unique—that really challenges us to make the most of the one-of-a-kind details and unusual layout. This Berkeley Hills home, designed by renowned architect J.H. Ostwald, is such a place.

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The most stunning features of this home can be summed up in two words: wood and windows.

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The wood paneling, floors and ceilings bring a warmth to the modern design and complement the fantastic views of nature surrounding the home.

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Look at that amazing detail on the front door, below.

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This main floor room (staged as an office/guest room) gets incredible light through the french doors that lead out to a charming patio.

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This room (staged as the kid’s room) is an unusual combination of paneled and sheet rocked walls. We brought in bright colors to make it playful.

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The wood ceilings, beams and floors add so much character to this white bedroom.

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This bedroom is a bit different—the only wood feature here is the ceiling beam. We chose to paint the feature wall a soft blue to match the sky.

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The outdoor spaces are also spectacular—a combination of decks and patios with plenty of little nooks for seating, dining and relaxing.

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This home is open this weekend—stop by if you’re in the East Bay!

Our staging features original artwork by amiguelHarry Gruenert and Mark Petersen, and ceramics by Deborah Carlin (djc5@comcast.net).

Photography by Open Homes Photography

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