Hidden In Plain Sight! This Clarence Mayhew residence, first time on the market since 1960, was designed in 1947 for Dr. and Mrs. A. Reis. It is located about a quarter of a mile from Mayhew's own family home at 330 Hampton Road, built in 1941 in collaboration with associate Serge Chermayeff. The Reis residence sits on a half-acre gently sloping, promontory bounded by Crest Road, Hampton Road and Lexford Road, thus offering openness and views in three directions. This location clearly offered the young architect yet another opportunity to perfect his innovative concept of flexible indoor/outdoor living spaces. Educated both here and abroad, Mayhew's designs seem to incorporate European contemporary design and Japanese aesthetic with a strong sensibility for bigger than life California nature and youthful American swagger. At 10 Crest you will experience wide open indoor spaces interwoven with the natural shapes and textures of rocks, flowering bushes, trees, koi pond, brick terraces. Finishes are simple; cabinets built in wherever possible. Floor to ceiling glass panels, warm wood framing and laminate walls define spaces unobtrusively. Privacy is preserved despite the feeling of openness. Sleeping quarters are separated from the living area. A nearly windowless blank wall faces the street.Clarence Mayhew (1904-1994) is well known for his distinctive Bay Area Mid-Century Modernist residential architecture as well as numerous institutional buildings, such as the Alumni House at UC Berkeley and the Alumnae House on the Mills College Campus. See Wikipedia for more information.This building's glory is that, while currently stripped down, it has not been altered in any significant way. Owned by only two owners, who clearly appreciated its beauty, the structure has not been remodeled. It is solid, ready for restoration, and open to sensitive accommodation of the way we live today.