Sold $2,005,000 SOLD (LIST: $1,795,000) - Single Family Home
Built in 1993 as David Stark Wilson’s personal home, 961 Miller Avenue is a stunning 5BD/3.5BA, 3,571 square foot modern home that boasts sweeping bay views, a luxurious sensibility, and utterly distinctive details.
Tucked away off of the road, the home impresses you the moment you enter; as you are drawn to the home’s remarkable open-concept common areas, the Venetian plaster walls and copper-accented crown mouldings delight. The dining area features Wilson’s hallmark built-in cabinetry, while the living area is graced by a wood-burning fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and double doors leading to an expansive terrace. Step onto the terrace and behold the view, which sweeps from the Marin Headlands and the Golden Gate Bridge to Downtown San Francisco.
Back inside, further exploration of 961 Miller reveals its beautiful eat-in kitchen, with the high ceilings that are an ongoing theme in the home, hardwood floors, gleaming granite countertops, and Australian Lacewood cabinetry. With an eye-catching U-shaped counter configuration, the kitchen includes built-in appliances, breakfast bar, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and large pantry. In an open concept fashion, the family room features a fireplace and cabinets designed to house an entertainment center, as well as the same remarkable view as the dining room; double doors lead to the enchanting terrace.
Accessible via two staircases on the entry level is the upper level of 961 Miller, where the spacious owner’s suite dazzles with vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, a bath with dual sink vanity, spacious tiled shower with dual shower heads, and a deep tub with jets. The owner’s suite also includes a large walk-in closet and access to one of the home’s three terraces, also overlooking the bay. Also on this level: two spacious bedrooms that share a Jack-and-Jill bath with shower-over-tub, one with a gorgeous arched window overlooking the bay (an incredible home office, if desired) and one overlooking the lovely front garden.
Continue down the hallway of the upper level and you find yourself above the home’s entryway, an ingeniously designed area that includes a hallway with dramatic windows through which light streams, as well as a gorgeous window seat and custom, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, plus a laundry room. Descend the curving staircase and you will find a powder room as well as access to the home’s two-car garage.
Accessible via a staircase near the kitchen is 961 Miller’s well-appointed lower level, with two additional bedrooms (one currently configured as media room) with terrace access via double doors, and a full bath. The lower level, with its separate entrance from the street below, can serve as the ideal guest suite, au pair, or work environment separate from the rest of the home.
961 Miller is graced by beautiful landscaping, complementing both the level entryway and the down sloped gardens below its generous terraces.
Highlights at a Glance:
5BD/3.5BA Berkeley Hills home designed by David Stark Wilson as his personal residence
3,571 square feet
Distinctive design details throughout, including Venetian plaster walls
Sweeping bay views
Open concept living/dining area
Beautiful eat-in kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances
Owner’s suite with luxurious bath
Additional bedrooms with Jack-and-Jill bath
Lower level with two bedrooms and a full bath, ideal for an au pair or guest suite
Wired for sound in multiple rooms
Two-car garage with internal access
Built in 1993