Sunny Home in Berkeley
1091 Creston Rd, Berkeley, CA 94708
Celebrated architect Roger Lee designed this stunning home for Beverly Cleary, the famed children’s author. The current (and only second) owners have lovingly maintained the home for over 50 years, keeping the original details intact and even the original architectural plan set. This mid-century modern gem boasts 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, with AMAZING VIEWS and incredible details throughout. The open floor-plan and level-in rear yard are perfect for entertaining. All of this sits on an enormous 15,960 sqft lot, providing ample space for gardening or outdoor activities. Situated in the coveted Berkeley Hills, this property offers the best of both worlds - tranquility and convenience. Just minutes to downtown Berkeley, Solano Ave and Cal, one can enjoy all that the area has to offer while still being able to retreat to a peaceful oasis. An architectural masterpiece in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Berkeley.
860 Grizzly Peak Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94708
Secluded hideaway in the Berkeley Hills! No street presence, but you will be rewarded for going down the recently-paved private driveway to this Mid-century modern hidden gem! Idyllic, rustic retreat. 2BD/2BA nestled in a sylvan setting. Lovely views of the Bay! Watch the sun set directly behind the GG Bridge from out on the deck! Mt. Tam views from the kitchen and primary bedroom. Light and airy primary open space, with walls of windows. Refinished hardwood floors. Updated kitchen with new stainless appliances, glass cooktop and substantial new hood, quartz counters including water-fall edge open to a dining area surrounded by views. Multiple garden areas to enjoy the privacy of this hidden setting!
239 Cambridge Ave, Kensington, CA 94708
One of a kind! Recently rebuilt 3 bed 2 bath with Golden Gate views. Large living room features cathedral ceilings with large windows that provide ample natural light. Kitchen features granite countertops, an abundance of cabinets, stainless-steel Bosch appliances and opens to the dining room. Dining room has large slider to balcony to enjoy dining al-fresco while taking in the stunning view. Primary bedroom has 2 closets and an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. Level backyard with private feel. Lower level features large laundry room, storage room, and garage with bonus area suitable for a workshop or gym. The extensive remodel included 100% new: foundation, earthquake straps and shear walls, driveway, french drain system, landscaping, all around fencing, concrete and stones steps, retaining walls, stucco, 3/4” plywood sheathing, soundproofing insulation, 5/8” drywall, electric, plumbing, HVAC, kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, floors, doors, Marvin windows, alarm system,roof, skylights and more.
575 Grizzly Peak Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94708
Rarely do you find a Grizzly Peak address that combines signature Bay views with the peace and privacy of nestling far off the road in a garden of blossoms, fruit trees, koi pond and whimsical stone patios and gathering nooks. This classic Mid-Century by architect Walter D. Lucas, lived in by just one family since 1954, is pleasingly refreshed to today's aesthetics, with defining features of its era preserved. Enter to an open-space, cathedral ceilinged main level with new wood floors and a sleek 2-sided fireplace joining large living and dining rooms. The all new island kitchen flows out French doors to your view-facing deck. A half-flight up are three bedrooms, with new primary and hall baths. A half-flight down is a laundry/mudroom, open to gardens and yard. One more half-flight down is a fully finished garden level, formerly a separate-entry in-law unit, with a 4th bedroom and en suite bath, a fireplaced family-room with French doors to the backyard and a flex-space currently staged as an office, but previously a full kitchen (utilities retained inside the wall). Enjoy restored period rosewood ceiling with integrated lighting, built-in bench seating, and room to relax or play. Garage was converted to a 1 bed/1 bath ADU. Walkable into Tilden Park, steps from AC transit.
743 Hilldale Ave, Berkeley, CA 94708
Partial view of Bay. Located in Berkely Hill. Great Locations. Property needs work, New Foundation.
2528 Hawthorne Ter, Berkeley, CA 94708
Nestled in a classic Berkeley Hills neighborhood of storied architectural gems and verdant parks, this family home rings true. The views are glorious--owners were instrumental in undergrounding of neighborhood utilities. Walkable to campus, Rose Garden, Codornices Park, La Loma Park and surrounding shops and restaurants, the area feels almost like an extension of the home. Lovingly maintained for 70 years and ready for some updates. Spruce it up now, or move right in and do so over time.The main level consists of a generous living room and family room with views west, and luminous, floor to ceiling windows. The same elegant windows grace the dining room. There is an expansive, classic kitchen on this floor in addition to two attractive bedrooms and a bathroom.The upper level has a Mid-Century vibe, with two ample bedrooms, each with its own private deck, and a bathroom in between. The west bedroom is particularly large with Bay views and the perfect built-in dresser and wide closet. For laundry, storage and workshop, there is a large basement that has been wired for a ceramicist's kiln. And in back, you'll find an enclosed, sunny south-facing yard. Newer roof, decks and many systems.
1435 Hawthorne Ter, Berkeley, CA 94708
1435 Hawthorne Terrace is a stunning John Hudson Thomas designed home located in the beautiful North Berkeley neighborhood. This historic home was built in 1926 & features breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline. The interior is thoughtfully laid out & provides ample living space that is both functional & elegant. The curving staircase is a signature design element by the prominent Bay Area architect, John Hudson Thomas. This design feature is characterized by a sweeping, curving shape that adds a gracefulness & sophistication to the space. The home has beautiful original hardwood floors, & numerous windows throughout allows plenty of natural light, creating a warm & inviting atmosphere. The spacious living room boasts a fireplace, room for a grand piano & large windows with stunning views. The formal dining room is perfect for entertaining guests, with its elegant chandelier and built-in cabinetry. The kitchen has been updated with modern amenities, while still retaining its original charm & character. The home features four bedrooms, including a spacious primary suite with a luxurious en-suite. Outside the lush landscaping surrounding the home with a beautiful rose garden adds to its elegance and provides a serene and private atmosphere. One-family owned since 1963.
2916 Shasta Rd, Berkeley, CA 94708
Purchased in early 2022, the developer has already taken on the process of working with the City of Berkeley to expand the home from 1,643 to 2,232 sq ft. This is a rare opportunity to buy a house under partial construction with approved City of Berkeley plans and permits that will convey with the sale AND the best part is you can customize it to your liking. The buyer can choose finishes, fixtures, colors, and materials that suit their taste and style.* This Mid-century home built in 1940 on Shasta Road, includes approved plans that feature 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2 large entertaining spaces, and a home office.* *Architectural plans and computer-generated renovations of the home are included. Buyer must conduct their own investigation and rely solely on that investigation.
211 Purdue Ave, Kensington, CA 94708
A diamond in the rough, this is the rare home on the market without staging or updating, a virtual time capsule ready for whatever changes you may desire*; a truly wonderful opportunity! Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with flexible floor plan. This special property has a family room addition which creates a second entry and can also live as two separate one-bedroom living quarters*. It has partial Bay views and has been lavishly decorated with extravagant wallpaper, decorative rock, stunning chandeliers, and interesting cabinets. There is an attached 2-car garage and a private rear garden. AC Transit #67 bus stop to downtown Berkeley BART is right in front. Bring your vision!
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