Style: Mid Century Built: 1950
This custom built home began in 1950 as a true mid-century…not only by its built date, but also by its style and volume. We were proud to acquire this home from the children that grew up there and who's father built this house. Originally a modest single level family home…it has expanded over multiple thoughtful additions to nearly 3200 sq feet. This home is located on one of Berkeley's most coveted streets and has “top of the world” views. One of our biggest challenges to date, this home has been transformed and reconfigured to meet today's lifestyle.
The previously narrow and plainly functional kitchen has been relocated to create a dream kitchen great room anchored with a giant island perfect for dining and entertaining, secondary prep sink, all new Viking appliances, quartz counters, all new wood cabinetry and wine refrigeration. In addition, this space has a casual eating area and plenty of room for relaxing and watching television…all this with a private expansive outdoor space and views of the Bay.
The formal living room and separate formal dining room feature a fireplace with striking mid-century inspired surround, bespoke architectural room screening, custom lighting, impressive entrance, soaring angled roof lines and a wall of glass leading to a spacious deck with room to lounge and dine overlooking the incredible Golden Gate and Bay views.
There are now 5 bedrooms in this spacious home including 2 gorgeous master suites, one on each level of the home. Each Master Bedroom has breathtaking views and en suite baths with soaring ceilings, custom tile, spa like showers and premium fixtures and fittings. The 3 additional bedrooms are spacious, have bay views and have loads of space for storage.
The lower level, once the main house, has been completely reimagined and reconfigured. This level now includes the second Master suite and 2 additional bedrooms, 2 new baths, one with tub, beautiful hardwood vanities, large shower and custom tilework. The new bright and oversized laundry room has new wood cabinetry, quartz countertops, large laundry sink and extra deep storage.
This level also includes a very large family room with wet bar and refrigeration, soaring ceiling heights, tall sliding glass doors that lead to the spacious outdoor patio and yard with views and loads of entertaining space. As a bonus…there is also a wonderful garden studio…perfect for retreat or artist's studio. There is an oversized two car garage.
This home has undergone major infrastructure improvements including full seismic retrofit, all new windows, new roof, on demand hot water, dual zone high efficiency furnace with Nest technology, new electrical system, plumbing and sewer lateral just to name a few.
Every inch of this home has been reimagined with a designer's eye and with great effort to respect the past and plan for its future family. Couple that with meticulous construction and you have a Bee Renovated home to last for it's next generations….
Open House Schedule:
Broker's Tour March 16th.
1st Open March 19th.
2nd Open March 26th.
For information contact Ruth Frassetto at the Grubb Company at 510-697-8606.