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$9998 4 bedroom in 779 Balra Drive

779 Balra Drive, El Cerrito, CA 94530

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4 - 4 Bed, 2 - 2 Bath
1 floorplan

Floorplan: 4 bedrooms

Apartment features
  • Fireplace
  • Dishwasher

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Property Description

Why Live Here?

Welcome! This unique 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 (1945-1966), 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. ACCOMODATIONS 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! 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. Second bath is on main level and has shower over tub.


  • Carpet
  • Central Heat
  • Deck
  • Hardwood Floor
  • In Unit Laundry

Pet Policy
Pets Allowed: Other
Max Number of Pets: 0
Max Weight of Pets: N/A
Pet Care: Not Available
Pets Deposit Min/Max: $0
Pet Monthly Rent Min/Max: $0
One Time Fee: $0

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