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Magical Tudor style home designed by famed architect, W.R. Yelland. Thoughtfully updated with original character and custom details in tact! 3BD/2BA. Living room features klinker brick fireplace, vaulted ceilings, matchbook hardwood floors. Leaded glass swing out windows and built-in nook for books/display. Custom kitchen w/concrete counters, farm sink, open shelving, gas range and built in office area. Primary bedroom has french doors that open to private sunny courtyard. Updated bathroom and walk in closet. Second updated bath in hallway. Additional detached studio perfect for a writer's or artists to create their own dream oasis w/partial bay views. Private landscaped English style gardens w/multiple places to entertain, play and relax under the stars. Blocks to Kensington's shops, Young's Market, Farmer's Market and Colusa Circle. Enjoy top rated schools and East Bay Regional parks. Short commute to Sf and much more!
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.