Quaint and charming 1915 Craftsman home with exquisite facade, designed by Julia Morgan and Edna Deakin, and registered with the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Society. Located above College and Claremont Avenues in ‘The Uplands’, on a beautiful street in the old historic Claremont Park area. History abounds in this old and well-loved neighborhood, whose entrance is flanked by land-marked lighted pillars from a bygone era, and many of the homes were designed by noted architects, such as Julia Morgan, Walter Ratcliff, and John Hudson Thomas. (If this property is unavailable, or you need two houses for a large group, you can see my other VRBO listing # 239965, which is located less than five minutes from this property.) I have two other properties in addition to these, so please inquire if you would like more information.)
From the house, you can walk to Berkeley Tennis Club, UC Berkeley campus, Strawberry Canyon Recreational Center, Claremont Resort & Spa for health club facilities, more tennis, several swimming pools, and spa. Domingo Avenue is a favorite spot with locals for Rick & Ann’s Restaurant, Peet's Coffee, & Tea, The Bread Garden, and a smattering of other stores.
Also within five minutes walking distance, are College and Claremont Avenues, and the vibrant communities of Rockridge and Elmwood neighborhoods--with abundant shopping, theater, places to eat, bookstores, and much more. The house is situated about three minutes or less away from freeway access-- (Highways 13, 24, and 580 west to San Francisco, and east to Oakland/Hayward.) There are many hidden ‘Paths of Berkeley’ that will take you on short-cuts to College Ave and other places, as well as by old historic landmarks of Berkeley
Easy access to HWY 24 and 580 and only 15 minutes to San Francisco. Many top rated yoga places within minutes of the house! Peet's and Coles's Coffee just a short walk. Whole Foods is just 5 minutes from the house, Claremont Natural Reserve and the wonderful Berkeley Fire Trial is just 5 minutes from house, providing an uphill climb rewarded by panoramic bay views. Located in the hills above Rockridge and just a few minutes walk down the hill to College Avenue! Lake Temescal with beach, swimming, picnic spots, and trails - is less than 4 minutes from house! Strawberry Recreation Center is just five minutes from house and has beautiful swimming pools in a lush and verdant setting.
Beautifully furnished and fully equipped - this charming and architecturally significant home is in a prime location! A redwood home amidst tall redwoods on a beautiful street with each home as unique as the next, and in one of Berkeley's most coveted neighborhoods!
The house has two ample-sized bedrooms, and two huge sleeping porches/sunrooms. Both upper and lower level sunrooms can be used as bedrooms, or office space if needed. Both are carpeted and have radiant heat. One has been used as office and sometimes a bedroom. One of the main bedrooms has a large separate walk in closet--some have used it as an office. There is a second closet in bedroom also. Bedroom # 2 has redwood built in drawers, cupboard, closet, and views over rear yard and Redwood trees.
Radiant heat throughout house provides clean and efficient heat, with warm floors beneath your feet. Both bedrooms upstairs connected by one large sunroom, which has doors to each bedroom. House is replete with built-ins and nooks and crannies! One full bathroom, and one guest bathroom
Kitchen is recently updated, designed by renowned architect Bennett Christopherson and has Cherry and Claro Walnut counters, custom Copper back splash by local artist, Viking stove, Miele dishwasher, and Bosch wall oven. There is also a Fisher Paykel Stainless Steel refrigerator and new Bosch washer and dryers. The heart of Redwood beams and walls of redwood provide wonderful acoustics, quiet rooms, and a warm ambience.
Dining and living rooms have redwood interior and built in bookshelves. Original fireplace has Craftsman era tile and massive heart of Redwood mantle.
House is situated on a large deep lot (approx 1/3 acre) with towering Redwoods, brick steps and level patios in rear yard, fenced-in dog run or vegetable plot, as well as level patios under Redwood trees.+ More