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Set back from the street, this traditional, tastefully updated two-story three bedroom, two bath home has a sumptuous tree bestowing shade and offering privacy to the lovely sunlit front patio. Immediately visible from the front walkway is the large picture window of the living room, perfectly balanced by another large window that faces west and offers striking views of the Bay and both the Golden Gate & Bay Bridge.
Enjoy effortless access from the entryway on the first floor to the spacious well-proportioned living room with fireplace, and adjacent dining room that accommodates seating for large gatherings. The openness to the outdoors from these rooms, and the expansive views they award, is truly delightful. Through sliding doors one experiences level-out indoor-outdoor living. The patios and garden at both the front and back of the property are perfectly positioned for year-round enjoyment. The bonus shed in the backyard has multi-purpose possibilities.
An updated eat-in kitchen features a relaxed ambiance for preparing and sharing meals around comfortable built-in banquette seating. This floor benefits from a full bath, laundry room and interior access to the garage. The upper floor is airy with three spacious bedrooms, a recently remodeled bath and a sunroom/office, all of which reward with views.
The location of this home gives its occupants easy access to Tilden Park trails and neighboring Crescent Park, as well as Walnut Creek for its offerings of a variety of shopping destinations. It is located mere minutes from the amenities of Berkeley’s Shattuck Avenue and Solano Avenue shops and restaurants. This special home offers a lifestyle for modern times.
North Berkeley Hills
Perched above the city and offering the best panoramic views in the entire Bay Area, North Berkeley Hills is an incredibly peaceful residential neighborhood, yet not far from the more commercial and dense 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 Shattuck Avenue filled with wonderful food destinations.
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.