Located in the coveted Westbrae neighborhood of Berkeley, 1336 Ordway Street is a charming and uniquely styled three bedroom, two bathroom 1,642 sq. ft. home. Sited on a beautifully landscaped and flat 4,480 sq. ft. lot, this attractive home captivates from the start. The sweet front yard accented by colorful New Guinea Impatiens and red and white Vinca greets you. Upon entering the home, the warm and inviting living room featuring handsome hardwood floors, fireplace and a large picture window draws you in. Imagine curling up around the fireplace with a favorite book or your morning coffee. Perfect for entertaining the dining area is adjacent to both the living room and kitchen.

Beautifully remodeled, the kitchen is simply like no other. Custom birch cabinets with travertine pulls, white oak hardwood floors with an African Wenge border, Kashmir Gold granite countertops, and a custom handmade tile backsplash by local Berkeley artist Penny Brogdan are tasteful features that all will enjoy. Three Tiffany style pendant lights are the finishing touches to this elegant space. The Viking gas range and microwave, stainless steel Kitchen Aid refrigerator, and Bosch dishwasher will delight any chef!

Up a few steps from the living room to two spacious bedrooms overlooking the verdant backyard. Both bedrooms also feature hardwood floors and sizeable closets. Conveniently located near the two bedrooms is a full bathroom with a freestanding tub and stall shower. The bathroom has been updated with granite countertops and Italian tile.

Downstairs find the third spacious bedroom and full bathroom. Featuring Doussie wood floors and built-ins, this bedroom is large enough for an additional sitting area or home office. Beautiful French doors let in an abundance of light and open onto a covered patio and the stunning backyard; imagine dining al fresco and relaxing here with loved ones.

The backyard is truly special. Lush green grass off the patio is perfect for hosting backyard BBQs. Start your own fruit stand with the Concord grapevine, blueberry bushes, Meyer lemon, Bearss lime, Comice pear and Fuji apples trees. Do not miss the five raised veggie beds filled with such delights as zucchini, eggplant, peppers and tomato plants, all organically grown, for true farm to table eating. The roses, dahlias, calla lillies, hydrangeas, gardenias, and daffodils will perfume the air on hot summer nights.

A beautiful Dancing Red Monkey Japanese maple, Forrest Pansy, a large Tristania Lorena Elegant, Coral Bark Maple and Clematis add color and shade to this stunning yard. A sprinkler system including a drip system for the raised beds will keep your plants looking their best year round. The generous sized shed off the covered porch will hold all your gardening supplies! Do not miss the interior access to the garage or the utility room which has enough space to fulfill your hobby or storage needs!

Beyond the home, the neighborhood is amazing! Looking for a break from the hustle and bustle? Wonderful trails can be found at Cesar Chavez Park and the Ohlone Greenway. The annual Kite Festival at nearby Berkeley Marina is a favorite. 
For the day-to-day conveniences, Hopkins and Gilman Streets are home to a number of restaurants, grocery stores, and shops. Famed Monterey Market will supply you with organic fruits and vegetables. Grab your morning coffee at close by Café Roma. Looking for a special night out? Lalime’s restaurant has been a part of the neighborhood fabric for over 30 years! Relax on a sunny summer afternoon at Westbrae Biergarten, which specializes in local brews and a rotating roster of food trucks. For the shopper in the family, 4th Street will not disappoint – Margaret O’Leary, Anthropologie, The Apple Store, Design Within Reach, Rejuvenation and Restoration Hardware are just a few of the retailers you will find. The Gourmet Ghetto is also just minutes away with Chez Panisse and Cheeseboard Pizza at the heart of it all!

Easy access to North Berkeley Bart (0.6 miles away) Google Shuttle, AC Transit’s Transbay bus lines and highways 580 and 80 makes commuting a breeze.

What a perfect place to call home!



Centered on Hopkins Street at the foot of the Berkeley Hills, this quiet, relaxed residential community consists of charming bungalows, California Craftsman homes, and English Tudors. Indian Rock, the largest example of the Northbrae rhyolite outcroppings in the neighborhood, is popular with climbers honing their skills.
Nearby green spaces include three-acre Cedar-Rose Park and Terrace Park. For those working on home horticulture projects, Berkeley Horticultural Nursery on McGee Avenue and Westbrae Nursery on Gilman Street offer advice, seeds, plants, and gardening tools.
Northbrae’s two-block long retail district may be small, but it is crammed with gourmet-food purveyors. It's possible to shop here like a European, going from store to store, purchasing everything you need for the week's dinner. Monterey Market (an institution for more than 50 years), Monterey Fish Market, Magnani Poultry, and Hopkins Street Bakery make Northbrae into a mecca for food lovers. Outdoor cafe Espresso Roma offers the opportunity to enjoy a latte in the glorious weather.
Northbrae is within walking distance to the North Berkeley BART and the North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library. Designed by noted Bay Area architect Julia Morgan in the early 20th century, the latter building is one of the most stunning civic structures in Berkeley.


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