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This majestic 4+ bedroom/ 4 bath storybook craftsman with 2 car garage and in-law has been loved and updated into a premier example of classic Berkeley architecture meets modern amenities. In an ideal North Berkeley location perched across from historic Indian Rock Park, surrounded by oaks and open parkland, this home boasts breathtaking SF, Bay, and bridge views from most every room. On a large, fully fenced, and completely irrigated corner lot, with lovely English style garden, lawn, pond and fountain, and beautiful rock walls.
Originally designed by renown architect John Hudson Thomas in 1910, and expanded over the years, this home has abundant space for all needs and elegant details throughout, including gorgeous floor to ceiling windows, natural redwood trim, oak and fir floors, and Motawi tiled fireplace with built-in-shelving. Main level of the home consists of living room, dining room that opens to a large deck, and chef's kitchen and pantries. The chef's kitchen has high end appliances, professional range, conventional as well as steam ovens, hand hewn mahogany cabinetry, solid soapstone counters, wrap around windows, and a bar. Upstairs is a private office, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All the bedrooms have fabulous views - the primary bedroom has a dressing room and en suite bathroom with soaking tub and alcove windows - another bedroom has a gas fireplace and Juliet balcony. On the top floor of the home is a spacious finished dormer with more amazing views.
The home also has a cedar sauna with shower, sweet laundry area, huge basement and workshop, and tons of storage. Level-in 2 car garage. Adorable in-law studio with large windows and views, separate entrance, full bath, and kitchenette. Potting area with outdoor sink.
Minutes to Solano Ave, Shattuck Gourmet Area, Monterey Market, UC Berkeley campus, Tilden, and so much more. A very easy commuting location, near BART stations and easy to get to freeways.
North Berkeley is an incredibly peaceful residential neighborhood, yet not far from the hustle and bustle of the city’s more urban areas. Homes in the neighborhood are built in a variety of styles and feature spacious patio decks, manicured lawns and lushly landscaped gardens.
Depending on where you live, North Berkeley Hills residents can enjoy views of the San Francisco and Oakland skylines, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Mount Tamalpais. For even more great views plus a variety of great outdoor activities, residents can take a short trip to nearby Tilden Regional Park. Park amenities vary between free and paid activities. Free activities available at TIlden Park include a beautiful botanical garden, the Little Farm, and nearly 40 miles of scenic hiking trails. For a small fee, the public can also swim at Lake Anza, take a spin on the Merry-Go-Round, or enjoy a round of golf at Tilden Park Golf Course.
Some residents in the southern part of North Berkeley Hills are within walking distance of the thriving retail district on Solano Avenue. Featuring a wide variety of stores, shops, and plenty of great restaurants, including:
Safeway Community Markets: Located at the southwest corner of Solano and Fresno Avenues, this is a great place to check off everything on your grocery list.
Noor & Sons Rug Gallery: Find handcrafted Oriental Rugs for your home, as well as rug cleaning and repair services.
Peet’s Coffee: It all started in Berkeley, and this location is ideal for your morning cup of coffee before you begin your commute.
Additionally, foodies who love a variety of cuisines are just a short walk or drive away from the infamous Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood.
Despite its elevated location, North Berkeley Hills is extremely transit-friendly. The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District bus lines that serve the neighborhood drop residents at the Downtown Berkeley BART station for a quick commute to downtown San Francisco. Berkeley Hills residents who live near the western section of the neighborhood are less than one mile away from the heart of UC Berkeley, making it a great area for faculty and administrators to live.