Berkeley Homes
Ira & Carol Serkes
Pacific Union RE
Berkeley, CA USA


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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Serene North Berkeley Retreat.. just steps to North Berkeley Shops

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$925,000 for a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath retreat

You’ll love returning to your serene retreat.... just steps to North Berkeley Shops, and easy access to UC Berkeley and San Francisco via Bus & BART. It’s really a single family home in disguise... with the benefits of condo ownership.

The main level has two patios - a garden for morning coffee, and another one for afternoon sun , wood detailed living room with fireplace, well designed kitchen, dining room, and a half bath

The upper level is a combination bedroom/sitting room suite ... with its own fireplace, full bath and shower, and a private deck with bay views.

And in the middle level - two more bedrooms (one for guests or your workspace, full bath, and washer/dryer)

Within just a few blocks of your new home is....
Live Oak Park & Theater (Himalayan Fair coming up on May)
Andronico’s Market & Safeway
Peet’s Flagship Store at Walnut & Vine
Cheese Board & Lococo’s Pizza
Black Oak Books
Chez Panisse, Saul’s Deli

French Hotel for coffee
Acci Gallery

Visit the North Shattuck Web Site for more details http://www.northshattuck.org/

Working in San Francisco? The FS bus stops right across the street ... and select buses have free Wi-Fi!. According the the AC Transit Web Site (http://www.actransit.org) it’s only about 30 minutes to the Trans Bay Terminal. Do you like morning coffee? Why not stroll to the Downtown Berkeley BART Station and stop at the French Hotel for Cappuchino along the way. It’s less than a mile to walk, and only a 20 minute or so BART ride. Check out http://www.bart.gov/ for details

And here's what the seller loves about living here:

Things that I love about living at 1305 Henry Street

1. Everything within easy walking distance including:

Restaurants like Chez Panisse, Saul’s Deli, Café de la Paz, the Cheese Board Pizza, and desserts at Masse’s Pastries

Wine and tapas as Cesar’s in the evening

Going to book readings at the Black Oak bookstore

Coffee at The French Hotel (or Peet’s or Starbucks)

Clothes and shoe shopping with my daughters on Vine Street

The Virginia Street Bakery for yummy cinnamon croissants

Tasting the cheeses at the Cheese Board, the incredible breads, and pear ginger scones.

The Farmer’s Market on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings.

The North Berkeley library that is open 7 days a week

2. Sitting in the gardens, reading and watching the birds take a bath in the fountain and the hummingbirds feed from the flowers

3. Enjoying a glass of wine on the balcony while watching the sun set behind the Golden Gate Bridge.

4. Relaxing in the master bedroom loft, reading and listening to music

5. Going around the corner to Live Oak Park for the Street Fairs and live theatre

6. Going to Cal Performances (10 minute drive) and the Cal football games

7. Getting to SF in less than half an hour without driving! (BART or the FS bus that stops right across the street)

8. Being able to walk over to the Safeway or Longs in two minutes when I need one item for a recipe

9. Strolling down Solano Avenue trying to decide on Mexican food, Indian, Thai, Chinese, Zachary’s pizza, Japanese, Noah’s bagels, or California cuisine.

10. Taking photos of the flowers in the garden and going to Berkeley Horticultural Center to buy more.

11. Walking up Marin Avenue to the Berkeley Rose Garden to see all the beautiful varieties in bloom.

12. Going to the “How Berkeley Can We Be” parades

13. Buying amazing produce at the Monterey Market and the Berkeley Bowl

14 Taking photos of the sunsets and rooftops

15. Hiking in Tilden Regional Park

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