Stunning and spacious 2+br/1.5 bath rear house with private backyard, tucked behind a stately brown shingle home in Central Berkeley. This ~2000 sqft home is newly renovated and looks like a page out of a modern farmhouse design magazine, with muted custom paint colors, smart design choices, and lovely vintage touches.
From the arched trellis and low gate off the street, wide stepstones lead through the grassy yard to the wide front porch, which looks out onto the rear garden of the front house (which is shared with the back house!). You step through the front door into a foyer with the main living level of the house on your right and stairs leading to the bedrooms on the 2nd level. The entire house has warm hardwood floors, 5 panel doors with original knobs, new designer lighting fixtures, and custom blinds on the many windows.
The living room has wide windows on two sides, plus a large closet and natural gas stove for heat. A wide doorway leads from the living room into the modern farmhouse kitchen, with double rows of white cabinetry, vintage wood chopping block, plus deep stainless steel sink with gooseneck faucet, high end gas range, dishwasher, and fridge. There is a large dining room off the kitchen and a freshly redone half bath. A glass door leads out to a bright sun porch which has been outfitted with a high efficiency stacked washer/dryer and built in wall storage. From the bright laundry room, a 2nd door leads out to the side yard. There is also a doorway off the kitchen out to the private rear deck, which is tucked under the trees. It’s strung with bistro lights and outfitted with a patio table and grill.
A carpeted staircase in the front foyer leads to the 2nd level of the cottage. At the top of the stairs is a bright sunroom with a built-in narrow desk along the back wall, perfect for a home office or crafting spot. The 2 bedrooms are along the sunny hallway. They are spacious and bright, with wide closets and big windows with screens and blackout shades. At the end of the hallway is a beautifully renovated bathroom, with a deep clawfoot tub with bronze shower fixtures, thick reed glass privacy windows, and custom tile and vanity.
Excellent central Berkeley location! Close to everything, yet tucked away on a sweet, quiet, peaceful street. Halfway between Ashby and Downtown Berkeley BART stations and an easy trip to anywhere you need to go.
Owners cover garbage, Tenants responsible for all other utilities.
Street parking only.
Showing by appointment only – Virtual Tour Now!
Stephanie DeMott, BRE#01909426
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