Paradise Found— As perfectly crafted as a haiku, this ideally situated Poets’ Corner Bungalow retains its original 1912 allure but has been gloriously reimagined and meticulously updated, ready to welcome its nextsavvy and sophisticated residents. With a second-to-none location in a sought-after neighborhood, this property occupies a rare Berkeley cul-de-sac. Completely hassle-free parking awaits in the extended and partially gated driveway and detached garage. You could even forgo a car in this fabulous location with an enviable Walk Score of 84: UC Berkeley, schools, Strawberry Creek Park, North Berkeley BART, Downtown Berkeley, the 4th Street shopping district, and too many restaurants to count all lie within easy walking distance. The generous 3,605 sq. ft. lot affords plenty of opportunities for relaxation and year-round outdoor entertaining in the well-designed backyard with its verdant lawn area and lounging patio. Raised planters and garden beds help you propagate the organic garden of your dreams; the majestic shade tree whispers the wisdom of generations past.
Find inspiration to compose a sonnet as you enter through the lush front yard with its low-profile natural wood fencing and the porch with slim columns and colonial-inspired lantern lighting. Inside, the open concept living and family areas nod to traditional opulence with the slate grey original woodburning fireplace flanked by period built-ins, beautiful hardwood floors and high ceilings. Natural light abounds with windows all around, augmented by recessed can and modern accent lighting. A graceful, wide archway introduces the guest-ready dining area defined by its large window and double drum chandelier; this room segues seamlessly into the gleaming, completely modernized kitchen. Here, the king-sized quartz island houses a sleek range top, commercial-grade exhaust hood and three-seat breakfast counter. Packed with top-brand stainless-steel appliances, including an extra-large fridge, microwave, and dishwasher, the kitchen is ringed with cabinets offset by an eye-catching metallic scallop tile backsplash. The cheerful nook offers yet another option for casual meals. Downstairs, the basement provides extra storage for utility items.
Dream in verse with the selection of deluxe bedrooms and imaginatively redesigned baths, plus bonus spaces for every family need. The primary bedroom, embellished with a mid-century modern Sputnik chandelier that emphasizes the high ceilings, boasts tons of natural light and a walk-in closet. The en suite bath is a jaw-dropping oasis with a kaleidoscope tile accent wall, tiled rainshower, and twin rectangular vessel sinks on an eco-chic natural wood vanity with round mirrors and flattering downlights. The second main-level bedroom shares similar natural brightness and hardwood floors, a matching lighting fixture, and a full closet. With a pristine tub/shower combination lined by traditional subway tile and a contemporary wooden vanity and globe lighting, the guest bath masterfully balances tradition and innovation. Trendy Bohemian mosaic tile leads into the deluxe laundry room with built-in storage and direct access to the delightful back porch. The uppermost level is home to a serene bedroom getaway with bamboo pendant lighting and its own sunny reading nook, walk-in closet, and an adjacent office/retreat with magical sloped ceilings and the promise of utter solitude. Step onto the fresh-air balcony for truly inspired morning coffee, breathe deeply, and dream up life’s next stanza. It will be a masterpiece.
All measurements should be verified by 3rd party. Scanned dimensions vary from public record. Drawings not to scale.