688 Alvarado Rd

688 Alvarado Rd

688 Alvarado Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705

Elegant Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Mid Century boasts SF Bay views, sits on 2.5 lots & tastefully updated while keeping the original architectural design intact. Built by architect Donald K. Olsen of Sausalito with an extensive remodel designed by renowned CA Central Coast architect, Marcel Sedletzky. Close to the Claremont Resort, the Elmwood District + the Eucalyptus Path this 3 en-suite bedroom + home office/guest room has private access from the service tram. A 750+ bottle capacity, climate-controlled wine cellar completes this level. The upper level showcases beautiful public rooms ideal for indoor-outdoor entertaining and boasts 2 exterior terraces. Refinished hardwood floors from the living, dining room, the gourmet kitchen, breakfast room and the upper-level primary en suite. Dramatic living room features an Origami folded ceiling motif, copper accents & up-lighting. The dining room offers the same sparkling views with sliding doors leading to a front terrace & a picture window which perfectly frames this magnificent scene. Adjacent to the kitchen with stainless appliances, quartz & butcher block counters + ample storage is a cozy sitting area with majestic views. Expansive landscaped grounds, mature trees & mostly native + drought tolerant plantings on drip irrigation.



2,701 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA

0.45 Acres lot

Robert Parker

Robert Parker

Features & Amenities


  • total bedrooms3
  • Total bathrooms3
  • full bathrooms3
  • Laundry room 220 Volt Outlet, Dryer, Laundry Closet, Washer
  • Flooring Hardwood, Carpet
  • Fireplace Gas Starter, Living Room, Two-Way, Wood Burning
  • APPLIANCES Dishwasher, Disposal, Microwave, Oven, Free-Standing Range, Refrigerator, Dryer, Washer
  • other interior Features Bonus/Plus Room, Formal Dining Room, Office, Storage, Breakfast Bar, Counter - Solid Surface, Eat-in Kitchen, Updated Kitchen, Central Vacuum

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Living Area2,701 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area0.45 Acres
  • MLS® ID41016926
  • TypeResidential
  • YEAR BUILT1964
  • Architecture StylesContemporary
  • View DescriptionBay, Bay Bridge, City Lights, Downtown, Golden Gate Bridge, Park, San Francisco


  • Garage Space2.0
  • water SourcePublic
  • PoolNone
  • roofComposition Shingles
  • lot featuresSloped Up
  • parkingDetached, Garage Door Opener
  • HEAT TYPEZoned, Natural Gas
  • sewerPublic Sewer
  • other exterior FeaturesBack Yard, Front Yard, Side Yard, Sprinklers Back, Sprinklers Front


  • Sales Price$2,752,500
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