Gourmet Ghetto Traditional
Style: Modern Traditional Built: 1934
Location, location, location! This fantastic home is in the heart of Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto and has access to all that this coveted neighborhood has to offer. Walk to your favorite restaurant, grocery store, wine shop and if you need to get to San Francisco…public transit and Bart are right there. Traditional charm but now with a modern appeal make this spacious home (with a giant gathering kitchen to die for) perfect for urban professionals as well as a growing family home.
An artful blend of traditional charm mixed with a modern aesthetic this completely re-envisioned home now features 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and plenty of space for living, entertaining, storage and privacy.
One of the best features of this home is it's incredible kitchen. A modern addition to the home, this huge space now offers soaring 12 ft ceilings, walls of glass and modern French doors that lead to 2 separate outdoor spaces for dining, lounging and play. Think Sonoma in the Gourmet Ghetto. A large dining area, large enough for huge gatherings or intimate family dinners, anchors the kitchen. Encaustic tile, all professional stainless Thermador appliances, quartz counters and custom solid wood cabinetry with wine refrigeration make this kitchen truly the heart of the home.
The main living space, features 2 large living areas with coved ceilings, detailed mill work, new fireplace with original built ins, loads of light and direct connection to the incredible kitchen. In addition, the original white oak floors with “matchstick” detail have been repaired and refinished to their former gleaming state.
Entering the gates to the private front yard entrance you will be led by custom designed flatwork and planters. Welcomed by scent of lavender, beautiful lounge spaces and the privacy you want to enjoy quite nights or sound filled play in this amazing space.
There are 2 master suites in this home, both with en suite baths and loads of closet space. Each has its own original character that has been updated in a soothing palette and modern touches. All baths are new, one with a separate tub room and the other with a spacious shower. Each features high end hardwood vanities, custom tilework and premium fittings. There are 2 additional bedrooms, one with a charming and original sleeping loft.
The outdoor spaces of this home are fantastic! A spacious front yard, and 2 additional spaces directly off the kitchen, one of a new and artfully designed flagstone patio. If you need extra storage…there's an abundance in this home. As a bonus, this home includes an extra detached studio space…often called a “she shed”, “artist's space”, “man cave” or “writer's cottage”. Whatever you call it, you will enjoy this extra getaway option.
Nearly every inch of this home has been upgraded and improved. This home has undergone many infrastructure improvements including a seismic retrofit, new dual paned windows, on demand hot water, new high efficiency furnace with new ducting, Nest technology, upgraded electrical system, upgraded plumbing, compliant sewer lateral, clear pest and a new roof just to name a few.
This gorgeous home offers everything…location, proximity to BART and public transportation, proximity to UC Berkeley, Gourmet Ghetto at your front door, premium shopping and a style that is very current yet respectful of its past. One of our best to date!