Built in 1951 by the middle Ratcliff brother for the Kniveton family, this home is sited to take every advantage of the views and flat planes of the lot. The great room was conceived as the ultimate entertaining space with its proximity to the expansive patio area. The roof line vaults at the apex of the view leaving you feeling that you are outside with nature. The home is concrete brick construction large beams and unfinished wood, creating a rustic but elegant feel to the house. Both bedrooms face the view, each with a slightly different angle of access. There is a small unpermitted cottage that has been a writer's retreat and occasional guest space. and outside. There is radiant baseboard heating throughout, carbon saving electric appliances, rooftop sprinklers, deer proof landscaping. Very near the EBMUD watershed area, and it's a quick, smooth (newly paved) ride down Panoramic to Berkeley and all points out from there.