816 San Luis Road - Dream Location with Views
- 4 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 1 Half Ba
In 1971 Ramona and Kenneth decided to build a dream home. They searched for a property with a view and found this piece of property in the Berkeley Hills with this expansive view. They enlisted the support of Sally Bould Stan to help with the design. Sally Bould Stan is included in the International Archive of Women in Architecture. Her legacy was 1,500 to 2,000 projects, mainly ranch houses, in the Lafayette area and Oakland hills in the East Bay. Ramona originally conceived the house and with the collaboration of Sally Bould Stan they created 816 San Luis Road. In the early days, this was a lively home with three teenage daughter daughters
Ramona and Kenny loved the Monterrey Jazz Festival and were close friends with many jazz artists. In fact, Dizzy Gillespie and James Moody stayed at this house when they performed at Yoshi’s and Ramona was a key player in the 1964 Dizzy Gillespie for President campaign, being his campaign manager and possible VP.
816 San Luis was completed in 1973 as a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with a family room and workshop below. Many glorious and happy times were spent in this home. Now the home is ready for its next owner to make memories. First time on the market, 816 San Luis is a quintessential Berkeley home hidden from the street by an enclosed magical garden. From the moment you open the door and see the expansive views of the Bay, SF and the Golden Gate Bridge to the shingle siding, you become aware of just how unique and special this home is.
If location is everything in real estate then Ramona and Kenneth found the dream location.