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In the coveted Thousand Oaks neighborhood in close proximity to Solano Ave shops and restaurants, this spacious and lovingly maintained Tudor is light-filled and has distant views of the Bay. Brimming with character and architectural details, the grand living room features a prominent fireplace. The open floor plan leads to a formal dining room and an eat-in kitchen that opens to the back patio and level yard. Gleaming random plank oak floors, fresh paint and modern fixtures add sophisticated touches to a traditional home. The split-level floor plan features 3 bedrooms upstairs with an additional bedroom and full bath downstairs, that could also function as an office, in-law or guest quarters.
Surrounded by beautifully landscaped exterior complete with a front and back patio, pavers, a level lawn area, long driveway plus extra storage in the unfinished basement. Located on a quiet street close to Solano Ave. , the Kensington Circle + Sunday Farmer's Market, the SF commute and the Trans Bay bus.
What the Sellers love about house & neighborhood:
There are many possible stories as to why a family stays in one house for more than 50 years. With this house, there are so many reasons. The house is so beautiful and comfortable. It wound up being such a lovely place to live and raise a family. The living room, in front of the fireplace, is where we would gather and share our stories about the day. And in the kitchen, we would sit eagerly as our mother taught us the secrets of making pie crusts and other pastries.
And then in addition to the beautiful house, and the beauty of Berkeley, there was the invisible element that was a big part of why our family stayed at the house, long after we both moved out. Specifically, the neighbors and the community on San Antonio Avenue. These people and their caring for one another is a very large part of the reason that our parents never looked for another home. Here they had lovely neighbors, friends, people they watched out for and who did the same for them. People who appreciate their own homes but also know that sometimes, if you are lucky, there is a fabric amongst neighbors and this makes a house even more of a home. It was a very special part of our life in this house, the give and take and generosity that existed out of the front door. What a gift; and a gift that will be transferred to the next owners of 1875.
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. Tilden Park Golf Courseisn't far, either. 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.
Foodies who love a variety of cuisines are just a short drive away from the infamous Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood, and nearby Kensington offers a variety of businesses even closer by.
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.
Tuesday, February 23
No Open Houses or Broker Tours.
Please use the 3-D-Tour, floorplan and video provided before scheduling a Private Viewing.