President Eisenhower was in office, Disneyland opened, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, the Newport Jazz Festival featured Miles Davis, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan, and Thelonious Monk, and in 1955 Berkeley, California, 760 Spruce Street was built.

Dr. John and Eunice Jackson moved to Berkeley from Philadelphia in 1957, but didn’t discover 760 Spruce until 1968 when they needed more space for their family of five. According to the Jacksons, this modernist home was built in 1955 by a local architect and was custom built for his mother and her caretaker with a no-step entry, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and laundry on the same level. Downstairs includes a large rumpus room and full bathroom, a perfect place for the Jackson teenagers to hang out. You might also explore converting the lower level into an aupair unit. This property that runs from Spruce to Montrose has been the family hub for nearly 5 decades. Family, friends, spouses, and grandkids have all enjoyed big holidays and anniversary celebrations in this well-preserved home, and the Jacksons hope the next owners can share the same measure of joy, laughter, and contentment in the space.


  • 2,635 square foot interior
  • 4,500 square foot lot per public record
  • No-stairs entry
  • 3 bedrooms on the same level, each with either a built-in dresser or a vanity, (which includes a master bedroom suite)
  • Refinished hardwood floors
  • Vaulted wood planked-wood ceilings
  • Original wood left unpainted
  • Wall of glass in the living room
  • 2 original GE side-by-side ovens
  • Original sconces in the kitchen
  • Original unpainted cabinetry with built-in desk and mixer pop-up stand
  • Eat-in kitchen with sliding door to a private patio, a George Nelson Bubble Lamp was added to give a nod to the era
  • Wall of concrete block
  • 2 fireplaces
  • Rumpus room with bar
  • Bathrooms with mod original tiles, some may be original Franciscan Starburst Tiles
  • Large utility room with storage
  • 2-car garage with interior access
  • Slices of Bay views
  • 3 cherry trees out front
  • Large driveway

Berkeley Hills


Sought after for its high quality of life, spectacular views, steep winding streets, spacious parks and forested hilltop homes, the Berkeley Hills provide the very best of East Bay living. High above Berkeley, San Francisco, Marin, the Golden Gate and Bay bridges, we sometimes refer to it as "Valhalla," the mythological home of the Gods in the sky. When the fog rolls in below and the hills appear to float on a sea of clouds, the name seems especially fitting.

Berkeley Hills real estate is handsome and an established neighborhood. Leafy green hillsides are dotted with Craftsman bungalows and vertical renditions of suburban ranch homes on large, forested lots. The neighborhoods around Southampton Avenue are particularly rich in period revival architecture, with homes reminiscent of Italian villas, Spanish farmhouses, and Tudor manors happily standing side by side.

Although there are virtually no commercial areas in the Berkeley Hills, residents have the luxury of being in the midst of a haven of parks and recreational activities. Locals can often be found rock climbing at Indian Rock Park, strolling along Bernard Maybeck's fragrant Rose Walk, and picnicking or taking in a sunset performance at the Berkeley Rose Garden, considered by many to be the finest rose garden in Northern California. 

Other area favorites include the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens and the kid-pleasing Lawrence Hall of Science, an exciting science center where children can enjoy hands-on educational fun. And Tilden Park, with a wonderful merry-go-round and steam train, is considered by many as the crown jewel of our East Bay parks.



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