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Compelling Brown Shingle Storybook Home
Compelling Brown shingle storybook home designed by renowned architect John Hudson Thomas. Tastefully updated modern kitchen and baths blend seamlessly with the charming original details. Incredible light and stunning visual connection to the outdoors define the experience of this special home. Location, Location, Location with a 91 walkscore and 100 Boichik score! Tucked off the main streets and nestled deep in its lot, the quiet and privacy of this home coupled with its location and accessibility is unrivaled. Inside- two main level Bedrooms and Bathrooms, hardwood floors and fireplace grace the first level. Upstairs a magical slanted roof storybook style tv snug, home office, craft space and additional bedroom await. All of the upper level is flooded with sunlight from the large South-east facing skylights that overlook the large back garden. In the backyard, a large Brick patio surrounded by camelia and Orange trees and overhung by a giant 100 year plus Beech tree. Additionally, two small outbuildings add functional and useful storage as well as future potential. Architect renderings for an expansion were explored by the current owners and are available to view on site.
1772 sq. feet
4399 sq.foot lot
Built in 1936
3 bedroom/2 bath
Replumbed in 2022
Peralta Elementary neighborhood
The Claremont neighborhood straddles the Berkeley and Oakland borders and features lush landscaping, curving streets that hug the canyon hills, and open space. Homes on the leafy side streets provide old-fashioned Berkeley elegance, with turn-of-the-century brown shingles, revivals, prairie-, custom contemporary-, and Tudor-styled structures offering residents a place to call home within the landscaped confines.
The landmark of this area is the majestic Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, a vast Victorian edifice perched on 22 acres in the hills. Three outdoor pools, 10 tennis courts, a full-service spa, a fitness club, and three onsite restaurants deliver stunning views, and the resort has become popular with generations of locals as a luxurious getaway.
Elmwood's shopping district on College Avenue in Berkeley offers old-fashioned shops, access to the Rockridge Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), grocery stores, bookshops, and flower stands. Restaurants, a movies theater, and a bakery are all a short walk away.
The Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve is 208 acres of open space managed by the East Bay Regional Park District and more than 200 acres outside of the canyon owned by the University of California, Berkeley. Garber Park, a 13-acre oak-and-bay-tree woodland south of Claremont Avenue, is owned by the city of Oakland. Trails reward ambitious hikers with panoramic views of San Francisco Bay.