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Your mood will be pleasantly lifted by the warmth and coziness of this sophisticated Berkeley Bungalow, located in the extremely central and convenient neighborhood, Poet’s Corner. This bright and tastefully updated home offers a formal living room with bay windows leading to the formal dining room with built-ins; the perfect place to store your dinnerware. From the dining room step into the spacious eat-in kitchen which includes granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The hallway leads to three rooms and a hall bathroom. This versatile floorplan allows for a variety of usage with two full bedrooms and a bonus room that could be used as an extension of the primary suite, a home office, dressing room or adjoining rooms for siblings. A wall of windows and a French door leads out to the sun-filled rear yard. The hall bathroom is updated in a contemporary style with tiled shower over tub, granite vanity and oil rubbed bronze fixtures. Off the kitchen is a sizable laundry room with a front loading washer and dryer plus additional storage. From here wander to the rear yard where you are greeted with a flat grassy area and brick patio to relax and unwind. The entire garden area is adorned with a variety of succulents and tea lights which allow for evening entertaining. The edible garden contains lemon and lime trees plus raised vegetable beds to harvest your own farm to table experience. The single car garage is full of potential as a possible ADU or simply use as additional storage for all your gear and toys.
With a perfect Bikescore of 100 (flat as a pancake) and a Walkscore of 95, the location is ideal. People want to live in Poet’s Corner for its convenience to everything!
The Commute: North Berkeley BART station is a 10 minutes away. Nearby access to freeways, casual carpool, Amtrack and rapid bus makes this a popular spot for commuters and travelers.
So much to choose from! Get your day started with Highwire Coffee just three blocks away. Groceries are a breeze with Trader Joes, Whole Foods and Mi Tierra Mercado plus Berkeley’s Farmers Market less than a mile. Scrumptious restaurants from around the world are plentiful with Paisan, Everett and Jones BBQ, Longbranch and Lanesplitters Pizza all within blocks. Beer aficionados will appreciate Gilman Brewing and The Rare Barrel for sour beer. Saunter over to the tasting rooms at Donkey and Goat if you prefer wine for your summertime fun. Shopping could not be more convenient with Target only 1 block from your front door or enjoy all that Berkeley's iconic 4th Street has to offer!
Parks and Play:
Strawberry Creek Park is practically in your back yard and offers something for everyone with sports fields, play structures, basketball and volleyball courts. Toddlers love the play area with slides, swings and picnic area. Or if you are looking for something a little more intimate skip on over to Berkeley Way Mini Park with toys and play structures for the kiddos.
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Showings by Appointment:
Anita Becker and Maria Cavallo Merrion
510-520-8335 or 510-919-8841
Southwest Berkeley is located less than two miles from Downtown Berkeley and is one of the area’s most popular residential neighborhoods. If you are looking for investment properties near UC Berkeley, Southwest Berkeley is a great place to explore. Other great features of Southwest Berkley include a convenient access to Northwest Berkeley’s Fourth Street, Berkeley Marina, and a variety of local shops and restaurants.
The City of Berkeley offers beautiful public parks, each of which has its own amenities and features. Amenities include different playgrounds for toddlers and school-aged children, basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, soccer fields, and spacious multi-use fields perfect for flag football or Ultimate Frisbee.
Most of Southwest Berkeley’s popular restaurants can be found on or near San Pablo Avenue, which effectively runs in between the neighborhood. Whether you are looking for a casual coffee shop before your commute, or an amazing culinary experience to share with friends, you will probably find it on San Pablo Avenue. Notable restaurants include Caffe Chiave, Longbranch Saloon, and Anchalee.
Oakland, UC Berkeley, and Albany, CA are all within a 15-minute bus ride from Southwest Berkeley. AC Transit Route 72 runs north and south on San Pablo Avenue, and with buses running every 10 minutes during the day, it’s always convenient to walk over and catch a ride. Plus, North Berkeley’s BART Station is just a short 10 minute stroll, which can take you to the Financial District or Google headquarters in approximately half an hour.