6630 Heartwood Drive, Oakland, CA


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About 6630 Heartwood Drive

Cantilevering 16 feet in the air is a significant piece of Mid-century modern architectural design history: 6630 Heartwood Drive, built for jazz legend Dave Brubeck and his wife Iola by "Case Study House" architect Beverley D. Thorne. The bold design is noted for the architect’s innovative use of steel framing in residential construction. Five steel beams project in two directions allowing the house to "float" above the challenging hillside lot, while preserving the natural beauty of a site that commands a magnificent panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay. Constructed around the pinnacle of a rock outcrop that projects through the center of the house into the music room, it is here that the Dave Brubeck Quartet practiced, and where monumental hits like “Take Five” were composed. Dave Brubeck and his "tree house" were widely featured in publications of the day and Thorne's ambitious design captured the imagination of the post-war American public. The current owner purchased the home in 1974 and in the years since it has been out of the public eye, until now. A Modernist masterpiece, 6630 Heartwood Drive is the intersection of both the architectural and the jazz greatness of the era.

Features of 6630 Heartwood Drive

MLS® # 41041212
Price $3,000,000
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4.00
Full Baths 4
Square Footage 2,652
Acres 0.29
Year Built 1953
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Residence
Style Mid Century Modern
Status Active

Community Information

Address 6630 Heartwood Drive
Area Oakland Zip Code 94611
Subdivision MONTCLAIR
City Oakland
County Alameda
State CA
Zip Code 94611


Parking Spaces 3
Parking Carport - 2 Or More
View Bay, Bay Bridge, City Lights, Downtown, Golden Gate Bridge, Hills, Panoramic, San Francisco, Bridges, City, Mt Tamalpais
Is Waterfront No
Has Pool No
Pool None


Interior Features Office, Breakfast Bar, Stone Counters, Updated Kitchen
Appliances Dishwasher, Gas Range, Oven, Refrigerator, Dryer, Washer
Heating Forced Air
Cooling None
Fireplace Yes
# of Fireplaces 2
Fireplaces Living Room, Kitchen
# of Stories 2
Stories Two Story


Exterior Features Back Yard
Lot Description Irregular Lot
Construction Wood Siding, Fiber Cement

Additional Information

Date Listed October 6th, 2023
Foreclosure No
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No

Listing Details

AgentEmma Morris
OfficeRed Oak Realty

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