6889 Devon Way

The modern 14,000 square-foot Berkeley/Oakland Hills mansion which sits atop a ridge at 6889 Devon Way and is visible from Highway 24 has just traded hands for $20.5 million having been listed for $21 million early last year.

6889 Devon Way Facade

Built for Robert Felton, an OG tech entrepreneur and engineer, the four-bedroom home with a 2,000-square-foot living room took three years to complete and was inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.

6889 Devon Way Living

The oversized 8-car garage below was constructed with massive steel beams to obviate the need for navigating pesky columns.

6889 Devon Way Garage

There’s a proper wine cellar for 2,500 bottles and a medieval-styled tasting room.

Solar panels heat the 60-foot lap pool.

6889 Devon Way Pool

And the property’s 46-kilowatt solar array can power most of the home’s electrical needs.

20 thoughts on “Futuristic East Bay Estate Fetches $20.5M”
    1. Yeah, not sure what future it was but it probably passed us already. The overhead picture reminds me of Jabba the Hut’s Palace…

  1. At first I thought that was a lake behind the house but from satellite I see it is a massive parking lot, weird.

    1. They’ve had large events there and the “parking lot” is more like something you’ll find at a Napa winery than BART.

  2. Berkeley/Oakland Hills? Looks like it’s solidly IN Oakland (unlike, say the Claremont Hotel which is Oakland, but accessible thru Berkeley). It’s already been sold, no reason to sex up the address to pander to the Nothing-good-ever-happens-in-Oakland Crowd (they can always satisfy themselves that it would have drawn 3X as much if it were on that fair western shore).

  3. With money, a determined client, a hungry architect who opened a book on Frank Lloyd Wright and this is what you get.

  4. Say what you want about the design but this is less than a million an acre. This place has more tangible, durable value than a comparable $20M city center unit perched on reinforced pillars hundreds of feet in the air.

  5. I hope that if I ever have $20 million to spend on a house, I can do better this. It was “dated” a day after it was built. Not horrible, but not something that is aging well. Contrast this with many of the great English Country Homes.

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