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Breathtaking panoramic views overlooking San Francisco and the Bay from almost every room in this 3+BR/2.5BA home. Dramatic mid-century design with an open floor plan combining the sun filled living and dining area and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Bay. Beautifully remodeled kitchen with breakfast area. Hardwood floors throughout, gas fireplaces and recessed lighting. The split level construction features one bedroom suite on the main level and another half a flight up with own garden egress, along with a 3rd bedroom or office. Downstairs, a family room with fireplace connects to laundry, ample storage, a wine cellar and vintage workshop in the back. The 2-car garage has interior access.
Tucked into the hillside on an oversized lot with private paths and several level areas to take in the magnificent views and nature.
Well maintained and in the same family for over 45 years, the home is located close to UC Berkeley, trails, transportation and many wonderful Kensington shops + eateries!
• Front Patio for morning coffee or drinks
• Private path to upper lot sitting area with magnificent views
• Numerous expansion possibilities on the lower floor
• Separate entrance gate & door to lower level
Thanks to its proximity to the University of California, Berkeley campus, Kensington may boast the largest number of Nobel Prize winners of any community in the world. But one look at this neighborhood of large homes in the hilly streets above Berkeley, its commanding views of the Bay Area, and sunny terraced yards will explain why this community is one of the most sought after in the East Bay. Famed architect Bernard Maybeck had a home on Purdue Street. The homes he designed here at the turn of last century have become an informal blueprint for the signature home in Berkeley. These well-proportioned homes are designed for family life and dinner parties. Shingle siding, rustic construction, and bright expansive vistas are the hallmark of the homes in Kensington. Tilden Park provides the boundary to the east. Miles of biking and hiking trails, a miniature steam train, exhibition farm, merry go-round, and the naturally landscaped swimming hole at Lake Anza make Tilden a popular destination for families. Transportation via Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is convenient. Heading on Colusa Avenue leads to the El Cerrito Plaza BART station and a short drive down Arlington Avenue takes you to North Berkeley BART and North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood. There are two distinct shopping districts in Kensington.