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When home building was an art form, Berkeley’s Panoramic Hill was identified as the premiere location for prominent architects and home builders. Walter Steilberg, known by some as Julia Morgan’s engineer, was one of a distinguished group of master architects who identified this hillside next to UC Berkeley as the perfect place to set down roots and create what came to be known as one of the most respected collections of homes inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement. The neighborhood is surrounded on three sides by the natural environment, and provides stunning views of campus, the Bay, Marin and San Francisco. The winding paths through Redwood trees and the Beaux-Arts staircase often host walking tours of architecture students and fans.


This property consists of three homes: the main home on Orchard Lane, a 12-room residence made up of two 2-story wings that flank a 3-story octagonal tower; the cottage (currently occupied) on Panoramic Way; and the Fabricrete (invented by Steilberg) Mediterranean cottage on Mosswood Lane. Together, these properties and the land they occupy are referred to as the Ferguson-Steilberg Family Compound. Having never been available for sale before today, the opportunity to become the steward of the next chapter in this compound’s lifetime is unique.


Design Features:

  • Chinese perforated green tiles used decoratively and for venting
  • Redwood floors, doors, stairways, banisters, built-ins and box beam ceilings, and Philippine Mahogany paneling
  • Leaded glass windows and transoms, and decorative amber glass mosaics
  • Multiple fireplaces
  • “Steilberg Green” trim throughout main home
  • Abundant windows and French doors
  • Octagonal rooms with 180 degree windows and mirrors that reflect the Bay
  • A complete Fabricrete home in the Art Deco style, with rooftop view deck

Floor Plans



Home to one of the most prestigious universities in the country, Berkeley offers the intellectual and cultural stimulation from its campus -- which is within walking distance of downtown. Many Berkeley neighborhoods were established in the 1920s, with quiet, tree-lined streets, brown-shingled homes, and lushly landscaped yards. In Thousand Oaks, the original developers preserved ancient oak trees and left rock outcroppings intact. Elmwood, with its thriving business district, remains one of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods. In Claremont, the Claremont Hotel, a gleaming white Victorian-era landmark, has provided generations of Bay Area residents with a luxurious getaway. Berkeley has long been at the forefront of culinary innovation. Locals flock to the original Peet’s Coffee & Tea location. For residents who like to savor their meals at home, small retail districts sprinkled throughout Berkeley allow them to shop like Europeans, going from store to store to purchase everything they need. Those in a hurry can always visit major grocery stores nearby. Neighborhood green spaces abound throughout Berkeley, from small community gardens to the Berkeley Rose Garden -- which boasts more than 3,000 rose bushes. The gem of the area is 2,000-acre Tilden Regional Park, with its miles of biking and hiking trails and the naturally landscaped swimming hole at Lake Anza.


Open Houses:

Open Sunday, June 18th from 2:00-4:00

Open Sunday, June 25th from 2:0-4:00

Brokers Tour:

Open for Broker's tour June 22nd from 9:30-12:30


Additional Showings by Appointment:
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