Photo: 2413A Fifth Street

An architectural wonder, 2413A Fifth Street, is up for grabs for only $1.3 million. The contemporary home’s most unique attribute may be its soundproof music studio, which combines aesthetic appeal with functionality — a one-two punch for creatives.

Built in 2000, owners Mike Charlasch and Hélène Côté seriously did a number remodeling. Most notably is their addition of a fourth-floor loft space with natural cork flooring and stunning views.

“The couple took what was a 1,603-square-foot, three-level home and turned it into a 1,937-square-foot, four-level home,” wrote The Wall Street Journal in a profile of the home. After six-months of remodeling and $175,000, the home transformed into what you see now in the photos.

Architect and woodworker Tim Rempel designed the home with modernity in mind. A massive live-work area encompasses the ground floor. Light reaches every room and views of San Francisco Bay, Mt. Tamalpais, San Francisco and the Berkeley Hills greet each bedroom.

The master bedroom was modeled after a sea captain’s cabin. The walls were panelled in mahogany and German-engineered three-in-one windows tilt and turn for security.

Located in up-and-coming West Berkeley, the home is only a few block east of the Berkeley Aquatic Park. Hip cafes, restaurants and a litany of breweries line the streets, and while BART doesn’t have a station in this particular neighborhood, the flat terrain makes for an idyllic bike ride. The property also offers two-car tandem parking in the long driveway.

Photo: 2413A Fifth Street

Photo: 2413A Fifth Street

Photo: 2413A Fifth Street

Photo: 2413A Fifth Street

Photo: 2413A Fifth Street

Photo: 2413A Fifth Street

Photo: 2413A Fifth Street

Photo: 2413A Fifth Street

Photo: 2413A Fifth Street

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