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This lovely, large North Berkeley Tudor Revival home has a simply ideal floorplan. It begins with a stone walkway through brick pillars, revealing a sweet front garden, and on to a small entry terrace and private side-sited entrance (a design frequently used by Julia Morgan). A large foyer leads to the dramatic, spacious living room with its open-timbered ceiling and picture window Bay views! Then on to the formal dining room opening to the adjoining breakfast room and cook's kitchen. A sweet, sheltered deck, accessed by sliding doors from the breakfast room, leads to both the front of the home, and to the rear garden. This would be the entrance for close friends - right into the kitchen heart of the home.
A long hallway leads from the foyer either right into the kitchen, up the staircase to bedrooms, or downstairs to the large family room. Upstairs one finds five large bedrooms on three levels, a home office, and three full baths. All of the bedrooms have amazing closet space; there are two linen closets as well, on the 3rd and 4th floors.
Downstairs is the grand Family Room (also accessible from an outside door) perfect as a daytime “Zoom Room”, 6th bedroom and full bath plus eat-in, second kitchen opening via french doors to a wonderful yard and garden. This level could easily be an ADU and is fully handicap accessible. This level also has a large storage room and inside access from the two-car garage. A great place to store bikes, and Spruce St. is a popular bike route.
So one can go directly from the driveway up the left side path into the backyard or kitchen, or to the right side through the arched walkway to the front door, or continue on into the family room or the rear yard. The very large bedroom on the upper 4th floor has two closets and would be an ideal upper level hobby, sewing, lego, or whatever room. And, imagine, all those occupants of the third, fourth & fifth floors can easily run down the central stairs, into the Family Room for movie night, or the 2nd kitchen to see what Grandma is canning.. At night, picture sitting around the patio firepit watching a badminton game on the lawn or outdoor projection, having invited friends & neighbors to just "come on over and social distance with us in the backyard". Truly a sheltered complex with room for all!
Showings by Appointment:
Contact Nancy Lehrkind
The Grubb Company
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 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.