“Known in Berkeley as the ‘Troll House,’ 2321 Valley St. has incredible history and a whimsical design befitting that nickname.
This 1,283-square-foot cottage was built in 1928 and it’s on the market now for $899,000. Though it oozes the fairytale charm that so distinguishes Storybook style, it didn’t get its fairytale name until it passed into the hands of Grateful Dead sound engineer Owsley Stanley. Stanley owned the home during the Dead’s heyday, which meant many illustrious people passed through these enchanting brick walls.
The two-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage was built by the Fox Brothers, an architecture and design partnership responsible for similar Storybook structures in Berkeley built from the 1920s through the 1950s. Among their work are such iconic structures as Fox Commons and Fox Court. Both landmarks are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.”