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Perched way up in the Berkeley Hills, 10 Atlas Place is a spectacular mid-century home designed in the 1960s by J.H. Ostwald, featuring his hallmark combination of woodsy and modern elements. We were delighted to stage this spacious home last week, which gave us the opportunity to feature a few local artists on walls and shelves throughout. Allow us to show you around!


You enter the home through this stunning foyer, complete with a huge skylight, wooden mid-century sculpture, and pebbled floor. We hung this painting by Harry Gruenert as a perfect complement to the space.



As you walk through the foyer, you come to the living room, featuring gorgeous wood beams, a brick fireplace and windows looking out onto views of the bay and two bridges! On the shelves on either side of the fireplace we chose soothing abstracts from Audrey Kral, while two more of Harry’s paintings face each other on the living room walls.

We filled the bookshelves with books (of course) and many original ceramic pieces by Deborah Carlin ( We love the organic nature and colors in her work.


The dining room also showcases the million-dollar views!


Next to the dining room is the kitchen, which was updated with new gray porcelain tile flooring and white quartz countertops. We love the original cabinets and built-in shelves and desk area.



From the kitchen you enter a playroom/lounge area, where we showcased more paintings from Audrey.


To the left of this room are a bathroom and two more rooms, staged as a kid’s room and an office.


The playful prints above the kid’s bed are from artist Mati Rose McDonough.


The light green abstract above the desk is by artist Diane McGauley.

Also on the main floor is the master suite, tucked away for privacy and separation from the rest of the home.


That’s an original piece by artist AMiguel hanging over the master bed. And check out the built-in library shelves!


Directly outside of the master suite is one of several decks that overlook the hills and the bay.


Back in the dining room, you go down a very cool circular staircase to the lower floor of the home, where a huge family room, guest suite, and wine cellar await you.


In the guest suite, we hung two more colorful paintings by AMiguel.



Next to the guest suite, the family room features a groovy built-in bar area that leads out to the lower decks.


Don’t you love the super-mod built-in sofa in the family room? Two more abstract paintings from Harry were just the right match for the vibe and the colors in the room.



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This wouldn’t be a complete tour if we didn’t show you the outside of the home too. It includes several levels for lounging, a fire pit, and a pool!



We had fun staging the cabana as a boho-lounge.

If you want to see this one-of-a-kind home in person (and who wouldn’t?), it’s open this weekend (4/9 & 4/10). For more information check out the video or contact agent Linnette Edwards!

Spectacular photography by Peter Lyons

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