Julia Morgan-designed home for sale in Berkeley

The home, at 2900 Derby Street in the Elmwood, includes an inglenook fireplace with a hidden nook. Photos: Ira Serkes

A home designed by Julia Morgan is always worth a second look. The early 20th-century architect’s designs are woven into the very fabric of Berkeley, with many residential projects to her name, and two notable public buildings: the Berkeley City Club on Durant, and the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts on College.

Now comes to the chance to buy one of Morgan’s family homes. The 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom brown-shingle at 2900 Derby Street, opposite the Clark Kerr campus, was built in 1904 and it has just been listed for $1,025,000.

Along with the swaths of first-growth redwood paneling, the home’s stand-out feature is probably its  charming inglenook fireplace in the living room. The kitchen is modern and light and gives out onto the back garden.

According to the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association, the house was moved to its current site from 2819 Garber Street in 1920.


The home will be open on Sunday, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Details can be found on the home’s dedicated website.

Built-in cabinetry and first-growth redwood paneling are some of the home's historical features
The south-facing kitchen has been updated and gives onto the back garden
The brown-shingle home is on Derby Street opposite the Clark Kerr campus

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