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Ira & Carol Serkes
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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Romantic Home in Berkeley's Buena Vista/UC Northside Neighborhood

Romantic Spanish/Med with bridge & bay views has been artfully remodeled. Located Northside, not far from University of California & wonderful Berkeley shops & restaurants!

In the space that was originally an outdoor courtyard, an enclosed sunsplashed atrium is now the heart of this lovely 1931 home. 

Open & bright, with sunlit main living level space: two sided gas/ceramic log fireplace; built-ins; cathedral ceiling with carved & painted trusses; elegant custom lighting & period fixtures.

Split-level with bedrooms & baths upstairs; two master suites: one has a fireplace, two closets & bonus space with views to the atrium below; second bedroom opens through an iron gate to a landscaped terraced garden that features winding paths, flagstone terraces, lily pond, waterfalls & exterior lighting! 

Recent interior eco-paint; exterior painting; new stainless appliances, range hood exhaust fan & limestone counter; careful attention paid to preserving classic details: iron frame windows throughout & some have been reconditioned & reglazed; re-tiled bath; 

Mexican tile & rustic wood details; wall sconces; copper gutters & downspouts. 

Detached enclosed one car garage. 

Structural/seismic/systems upgrades over the last three years include foundation per engineering recommendations & 100 amp electrical service.

To the west and down the hill....Chez Panisse, French Hotel, Epicurious and more great North Berkeley shops and restaurants.

On UC Berkeley’s Northside of campus with easy access to : Lawrence Berkeley Labs; Greek Theater; Cal Stadium; Maxwell Field; Haas Business School; Boalt Hall and Euclid Avenue shops; La Val’s Pizza; Analog Books; Celia’s Mexican Restaurant.

There are 3 nearby bus lines. The 65 and 52L bus take you to the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. The 52L loops right around most of the UC Berkeley Campus, and the F line goes to San Francisco. 

Sq.Ft.: 1,970 (per building permit application & architectural plans); Lot: 6,120; Built: 1931: 

Square footage not verified or guaranteed by seller or agent.

Neighborhood information at http://www.berkeleyhomes.com/neighborhoods/berkeley/uc-northside-southside.html

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