Cherished Elmwood Home Filled with Craftsman Charm
This elegant home is a neighborhood standout with its stately, traditional exterior and beautifully manicured grounds. Situated in the prized Elmwood neighborhood just steps from the iconic and historic Claremont Hotel and its multitude of amenities in every direction, this coveted location is a true East Bay destination hot spot right at your doorsteps.
Inside you’ll find grand and spacious rooms adorned with classic craftsman wood work, charming built-ins, period details, and hardwood floors throughout.
The sun-kissed formal living room boasts a handsome woodburning fireplace and verdant views of the leafy oak tree and its cascading limbs which often play host to neighborhood squirrels frolicking about. Walls of windows bring pops of nature and the surrounding lush landscaping into every room. The sophisticated formal dining room flows naturally into the kitchen and generous-sized family room with convenient full bath and huge walk-in closet. This comfortable space is perfect for family time or as a fourth bedroom for visiting guests.
The upper level features a second full bathroom and three large bedrooms each appointed with gracious walk-in closets. The massive master bedroom is a glamorous retreat with treetop vistas and a sun-drenched office offering a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge. The heart of the home is the delightful farmhouse-inspired kitchen which is bright and airy, outfitted with an authentic Wedgewood stove and primed for cooking up delicious meals. Highlights include butcherblock countertops, crisp white cabinetry, stainless-steel refrigerator, and a large center island with seating for casual mealtimes. French doors provide direct access to the stunning gardens and expansive redwood deck for your outdoor enjoyment and entertaining.
Outside is equally spectacular with a sprawling level yard manicured to perfection, complete with planter boxes for growing herbs and vegetables, a bountiful citrus tree, a colorful array of mature plants, and a fun sandbox play area. A towering redwood tree with whimsical rope ladder is the focal point of this thoughtfully designed and meticulously maintained backyard. At the basement level of the home, you’ll find an amazing abundance of storage space, a half bath, a laundry area with washer/dryer units, and a bonus room fit for multiple uses. Not to be missed is the extended level driveway which accommodates multiple cars for convenience.
This truly special home is located in the desirable Claremont/Elmwood neighborhood with great schools and near U.C. Berkeley campus, College/Telegraph/Shattuck Avenue shops and restaurants, regional parks, outdoor activities, and daily life conveniences. Conveniently located near highways 13 and 24 and a short distance from both Ashby and Rockridge BART stations making commuting a breeze.
Elmwood neighborhood is known for its beautiful homes and College Avenue stores - a fashionable shopping area directly south of the Campus. Ethnic art, boutique stores and a variety of restaurants and outdoor cafes with an old-fashioned neighborhood flair.
Built in 1916
Approx. 2,462 sqft of living space
Lot size approx. 6,288 sqft
3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, half bath in basement
Large family room can be used as 4th bedroom
Formal dining room and living room with woodburning fireplace
Beautifully restored woodwork, trim, windows and built-ins
Large walk-in closets in every bedroom
Eat-in kitchen with large butcherblock island, Wedgewood stove, French doors
Numerous recent updates/improvements to plumbing, heating, and more
Nest Thermostat heating control
Ample storage and bonus room/flex space in basement
Laundry in basement with washer/dryer included
Fully fenced, private level backyard with manicured hardscaping/landscaping Automatic sprinkler system and irrigated planter beds
Recently restored redwood deck built around an awesome redwood tree
Multiple gardening areas, mature fruit trees, sand box play area