Mid Century Modern SF Bay Views


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  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 baths
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Come experience a unique Mid-Century Modern home that rests above a creek!

The space

This home is featured in "NorCalMod", a book on Mid-Century Modern architecture!

This steel frame home has walls of glass and is built on top of two steel I-Beams that rest ABOVE a creek ... yes, the creek runs under the home! The home was designed by Beverly David Thorne, the last living architect to have participated in Arts & Architecture's famous Case Study Houses from 19!45 thru 19!66, a project to introduce modern architecture to the public. He designed houses, most on steep hillsides and built out of steel. He is most famous for the "Brubeck House" that was featured on the Ed Sullivan show. With the exception of updated flooring, appliances and the downstairs addition, this house is in its original condition.

The steel construction design of the home gives it incredible strength and durability. This also allows the support of glass walls which provide an outstanding view of majestic trees and a garden setting from the front as well as inspiring views of the Bay, San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and Mount Tampalias from the back. When it rains, you can also witness a breath taking creek that flows magnificently under the house.

The architecture of this home is what stands out. It is considered a "floating" home design and it feels like you are living mid air. Deer come frequently to enjoy the land and add to the serene and inspiring aura of this property. There is a meandering walkway to the front of the home which parallels the creek which provides a zen like peaceful feeling when entering the property.


This house is a 2014 square foot, 4+ bedroom, 2 bathroom single family home. In addition, there is 1200 square feet of decking to relax and enjoy the views! There are beds in three of the bedrooms plus one extra room. The master bedroom has a king bed with a high-end organic European Sleepworks mattress and a private bathroom. The second room has a queen bed and the third room has a full size bed, both with European Sleepworks mattresses. The fourth room is set as an office space but can be changed into a bedroom with an air mattress. There is an additional room downstairs that serves as a den or work space. Please note, the downstairs space has no door separating this area from the upper level, only a spiral staircase. However, it still feels very private and boasts amazing creek and forest views. The second bath is on the main level and has a shower over a tub.

The main room is an open-concept living room/dining room/kitchen area. It boasts incredible views and has plenty of room for great conversations, working, or just relaxing. Furnishings include a large Z Gallerie soft leather sectional, authentic Starbucks velvet lounge chairs, and a dining table which seats up to 8 (possibly more if requested ahead of time). Front room has a 42" TV with Blue Ray player and unlimited access to Hulu and Netflix. The master bedroom TV has Hulu and Netflix as well. The kitchen is stocked with all the basics needed for cooking and serving and includes a Bosch dishwasher to make clean-up easier. We also have a brand new Samsung stainless steel refrigerator installed. If you anticipate a need for a certain appliances ahead of time, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Located near the Berkeley hills, the house is in a great location. Minutes from the freeway, UC Berkeley, Tilden Park, and San Francisco. We are close to shopping, restaurants, BART, coffee shops, movie theaters ... everything you may need. We are currently working on a list of places to go, where to eat, and other information about the area.

There is room for 3 cars in the carport driveway as well as plenty of free parking on the road in front of the home. The El Cerrito Plaza BART (metro) is within 5 minutes from the home.

PLEASE NOTE: The creek flows heavily during the rain as shown in the pictures. When it is not raining, the creek flows lightly.

We recently had a film shot at the home. To see the home in the Behind the Scenes footage, click here: h-t-t-p-s:// vimeo doot coom slash 8x0x3x3x9x1x1x2 without the x.

** Recently, the City of El Cerrito has required that we accept longer term reservations. We are seeking rentals of a month or more. If your stay is shorter we may consider reserving the whole 30 day period for you.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Patio or balcony
Hair dryer
Security cameras on property

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El Cerrito, California, United States

Hosted by Oliver

  1. Joined in January 2013
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I run a technical staffing and computer consulting business called SoftShores. I also lead one of the largest user groups supporting the Microsoft developer community. I am launching a startup that will reshape how consumers find and engage the on demand workforce.
I run a technical staffing and computer consulting business called SoftShores. I also lead one of the largest user groups supporting the Microsoft developer community. I am launchi…

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