Walk through the swingng gate, under the shade of a grand old tree, and up the path to the stone steps of this brown shingle classic. The front porch swing invites you to sit a while and watch neighbors stroll by. This is a special place.
The location is perfect in Central Berkeley close to everything but on a quiet corner. The corner lot lets light in from every side. The comfortable livingroom has a large stone fireplace and built in shelving.
The open floor plan connects the living and dining rooms, with the renovated fresh kitchen making a natural connection. Window seat and more built ins in the dining room add realxed charm to the home. Tucked in the back of the ground floor is a laundry room wth great storage and a half bathroom.
Harry Potter room under the stairs for storage. Go up those steps to the second level to find three bedrooms. The master has a sitting area. The second bedroom has built in closet and drawers.
The kitchen was remodeled three years ago. The countertops are stone and the cabinets are versatile and provide lots of space for pots and pans.
The house has dual paned windows in most areas. Seismic retrofits were done when the owners moved in. The hot water heater is new, and the hardwood floors have been refinished. The interior has been freshly painted.
Sun washed livingroom and dining areas benefir for the corner lot location. You won't need to turn the loghts on during the day, as natural light comes in from four directions.
The largest bedroom has a sitting area, and a convenient laundry shoot to the laundry room on the first level. The second bedroom has ample storage with a closet for hanging clothes and drawers for folded items. The third bedroom is also good sized and overlooks the front yard.
The bathroom on the second level is big and can accomodate some storage furniture or a vanity and chair. The shower over tub, toilet and sink leave ample space.
The attic has additional space for storage.
The yard embraces the house from every side. There is room to play and entertain. The yard has simple mulch now but it is a blank canvas for your fabulous gardending plans. There is room for veggie beds, a lawn, fruit trees, or whatever you like.
The one car garage opens in the back to a workshop space. The sauna house is behind the workroom. The heater has been disconnected, but with its warm wood paneling and inset shelves this is a chrming hideaway. A brand new roof was just put on, and the entire sauna house painted, from extrior stucco to interior floors. This space could be a sauna again, office space or a meditation room. What will you do with all this extra space.
Like every old house there are some quirky elements. The sliding glass doors in the master bedroom were meant for a deck someone planned on building. The deck was never built. Be careful not to open those doors...they lead no where for now. A concrete extension in the back of the house was shingled, but the plan for that concrete extension is unknown.