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Casual, fresh style describe this residence. Nestles above it all, up private drive just off of Willamette. This home has a lovely private front court yard garden, sunny and sheltered from the breezes. Level in to this coastal style shingled home. Primary public rooms are all on the entry level. Expansive chefs kitchen, custom cabinetry and finishes. State of the art stainless appliances. Open airy dining room with double doors to the garden, ideal for alfresco entertaining. Expansive living room with handsome fireplace looks out to sweeping views of the Bay, 3 bridges, S.F. and beyond. The Principal bedroom is on this level and looks out to the stellar view, attached is a beautifully updated bath with large step in shower. Conveniently located off entry hall is a half bath. Lower level includes two additional spacious bedrooms and tastefully updated bath with shower over tub and large family room with fireplace. The lower level enjoys the stellar views with an excellent layout.
Kensington neighbors Berkeley and is an excellent commute location. Blocks from awarded Kensington Hilltop School, Village shopping and public transportation. You are 45 minutes to San Francisco by car. Just up the hill is Tilden Regional Park.
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.