Featuring an amazing location adjacent to Strawberry Creek Park, this vintage Mediterranean in the heart of Poet’s Corner has been tastefully updated by its conscientious owner of many years. It includes 2 bedrooms / 1 bath and nearly 1,100 SF of open living space with hardwood floors throughout. The family room features coved ceilings and a wood burning fireplace. The dining room is perfect for entertaining family and friends. The gourmet kitchen includes unique granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The laundry is conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen. The bathroom features an oversized walk-in shower, a large skylight and radiant heating. A tankless hot water system and efficient gas furnace will keep its new owners warm and cozy for many years to come.
The private yard is ideal for enjoying your morning coffee as well as evening wine with family and friends beneath the stars. It is fully fenced and kid and pet friendly and includes plenty of room for gardening, dining and entertaining. A detached artist's studio / garage offers additional space of approximately 200 SF. A full length driveway provides plenty of off street parking.
Vintage yet contemporary. Efficient yet spacious. Practical yet magical. All of this close to everywhere you want to be in Central Berkeley, including the numerous shops and restaurants in the Gourmet Ghetto, West Berkeley and Downtown Berkeley. The new Trader Joes, UC Theatre, Freight and Salvage and Berkeley Repertory Theatre are not far away, as is North Berkeley BART, AC Transit and the 80 Freeway. A walk score of 89 and a bike score of 99 due to excellent bike lanes means that owning a car is truly optional.
Feeds to Berkeley schools known for their academic excellence, including Berkeley High just a short distance away.
You can't get closer to the University of California, Berkeley campus than South Berkeley, the neighborhood originally developed in the 1860s by the school’s predecessor, the College of California. The latter institution may be long gone, but the large, spacious, brown-shingled homes along Allston, Bancroft, Channing, and Dwight ways remain. Densely populated, the neighborhood contains some of the city’s oldest homes. South Berkeley is a mix of students, longtime residents, businesses, and homes. The major thoroughfares are Telegraph Avenue, Bancroft Way, and Alcatraz Avenue, where street vendors, bookstores, record shops, and inexpensive eateries cater to students. Nightlife is abundant, thanks to the proximity to campus, Zellerbach Hall, and Downtown Berkeley. Both the Ashby and Downtown Berkeley BART stations serve the neighborhood, as do a number of Alameda-Contra Costa Transit buses, making it a snap to get to downtown San Francisco, local airports, sports stadiums, and other locations in the Bay Area.