First time on the rental market: light-filled Roger Lee mid-century classic with fantastic indoor-outdoor flow. This 4br/2ba home was built in 1954 and has been thoughtfully updated by its owner (also an architect) to be a wonderful mix of mod and modern. It’s tucked into a quiet street in the Berkeley Hills between Grizzly Peak and Tilden Park. Easy trip to excellent local schools, all the wonders of Tilden Park, and the shops and restaurants in North Berkeley.
From the street, you drive into a convenient 2-car carport, with a large storage room/workshop on the right hand side. A set of stairs leads you up to the entrance to the home.
The front door opens into a large living/dining room, anchored by a white brick fireplace, with high wood ceilings, mahogany walls, and walls of windows looking out over the hillside and backyard. The dining area has an original mid-century saucer light and the entire back wall is composed of 3 floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to the rear patio and yard.
The kitchen is adjacent to the dining room. It’s been remodeled to preserve its mid-century heritage, but features a new stainless steel gas range and refrigerator, custom cabinetry, and deep sink. There is a sunny breakfast nook with another set of new sliding glass doors that open the entire wall out to the rear patio. There’s a handy laundry room with skylight and hip red flooring off the kitchen, with a new washer/dryer, utility sink, and lots of extra storage.
Off the kitchen at the rear of the house are three bedrooms, each with large windows and ample closets. The bedroom on the right has a patio door that opens to the rear yard. There is also a newly updated hall bathroom with floating toilet, skylight, and shower over tub. The primary bedroom is in the front of the house, to the right of the foyer. It has an ensuite bath and front windows overlooking the hillside. The bedroom is connected to the bathroom by a custom dressing area with a built-in dresser and large closet.
The L-shaped yard is fully fenced and level, and functions as an extension of the home. It has a flat patio area off the main living/dining space with a built-in fire pit and bench. Behind the patio is a flat grassy area for play, which slopes up to a landscaped hillside providing beauty and privacy.
The house has hardwood floors and new high-end custom windows throughout. It also has many custom extras including:
Vintage-inspired lighting on dimmers in each room
Custom blinds in each room
Wall-mounted mid-century desk
Velux remote operated skylights
On-demand gas water heater
Full house fan
Tenants pay for water and PGE. Owner pays for garbage and gardening service.
Pets considered with additional deposit.
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Showing by appointment only.
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