The Olsen House, circa 1954, now on the Berkeley market for the first time ever!

The Olsen House sits on a lush green lot, full of trees. Its glass walls overlooking the garden like property. Architect Donald Olsen built this home for his wife Helen and himself in 1954. 

Historic Berkeley Home

Listed in the prestigious National Register of Historic Places, and a City of Berkeley Historic Landmark. Donald Olsen, Harvard trained architect, wanted to build for his family a “machine for living in a garden,” says the listing. Indeed, this crystal container, seemingly suspended in the forest, is just that. Featuring three beds, two and a half baths, a drafting office and a painting studio.

Listing price isn’t selling price

Now, for the first time, 771 San Diego Road is on the market, with an asking price of $1,795,000! Statistics for the area show homes in the 94707 zip code selling at 122 percent above asking in the last 30 days. Given this information, and the fact that this historic home has never been on the public market before, we suspect it might sell for much more. 

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