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The Grande Dame By The Palm Tree
With a walking score of 91 this Brown Shingle Craftsman has it all: charm, original period details, proximity to Solano Avenue and North Berkeley amenities, a public library, and Thursday Farmers Market. Situated in a park-like huge leveled lot, this spacious home boasts a detached studio, a usable attic and is perfect for easy living and grand entertaining.
The front porch leads to a foyer that fans out to the living room with a gas fireplace. The library/study beckons reflection. The formal dining room with built-ins awaits intimate gatherings for family and friends. The sun room adds a perfect spot for curling up with a good book. Enjoy breakfast in the spacious kitchen adorned with victorian Bradbury-Bradbury wall trim. Chefs will appreciate the vintage gas stove. A few steps away is a back patio for morning coffee and al fresco dining, even equipped with its own sink.
The upper level with four bedrooms two bathrooms and a sleeping porch provide plenty of room for all.
Go up the stairs to more surprises, here you can enjoy the Golden Gate view from one of the attic rooms. The 3 upper rooms here are perfect for an office, game rooms, or whatever your heart desires.
The back yard studio enjoys a separate deck, full bathroom and is the perfect setting for working from home.
The rare to find deep backyard has a tree house with a slide, a hammock and plenty of room for the urban farmer.
The house even boasts solar panels and is sewer lateral compliant.
Home to one of the most prestigious universities in the country, Berkeley offers the intellectual and cultural stimulation from its campus -- which is within walking distance of downtown. Many Berkeley neighborhoods were established in the 1920s, with quiet, tree-lined streets, brown-shingled homes, and lushly landscaped yards. In Thousand Oaks, the original developers preserved ancient oak trees and left rock outcroppings intact. Elmwood, with its thriving business district, remains one of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods. In Claremont, the Claremont Hotel, a gleaming white Victorian-era landmark, has provided generations of Bay Area residents with a luxurious getaway. Berkeley has long been at the forefront of culinary innovation. Locals flock to the original Peet’s Coffee & Tea location. For residents who like to savor their meals at home, small retail districts sprinkled throughout Berkeley allow them to shop like Europeans, going from store to store to purchase everything they need. Those in a hurry can always visit major grocery stores nearby. Neighborhood green spaces abound throughout Berkeley, from small community gardens to the Berkeley Rose Garden -- which boasts more than 3,000 rose bushes. The gem of the area is 2,000-acre Tilden Regional Park, with its miles of biking and hiking trails and the naturally landscaped swimming hole at Lake Anza.