This 4+br/3ba 1940’s gray shingle house has been lovingly updated and has everything you need for a temporary place to call home. It has SOO much space to spread out: 3 main bedrooms, a lofted office, a downstairs bedroom/bath with 2nd kitchen, a custom rear office, a 2nd outdoor meditation room, plus a huge lawn with a hot tub, play structure, sandbox, trampoline, redwood grove, seasonal creek, and more.
Custom wood gates (crafted with style by the next door neighbor!) lead in from the street to a private, flowering front garden and side driveway/patio. The dutch front door opens into a sunny foyer. The large living room, with vaulted open beam ceilings and awesome tiled fireplace, is straight ahead under a wide arch. To the right is a front den/piano room with an arched doorway leading to the kitchen/dining area. To the left is a hallway that leads to the main 3 bedrooms and full hall bathroom. There is one master bedroom with a queen bed, and two rooms with full sized beds and one with a crib. (Furniture can be shifted around to match your needs.)
The kitchen/dining area is open and bright, with vaulted ceilings and skylights. The central kitchen is open to both the dining room and front laundry/pantry area. It has a high end gas range, dishwasher, and farmhouse sink, plus bar seating, marble counters, and plenty of awesome green cabinets to hold all your gadgets and dishware. There is a newly renovated full bath with deep tub off the kitchen. Adjoining the bath is a small seating area with two large closets, one with HE washer/dryer and the other that serves as a large pantry. A sunny office with built-in desks is lofted over the kitchen, and looks out over the dining room and sprawling rear yard.
A staircase in the dining area leads downstairs to a newly constructed downstairs den, kitchen, bedroom, and full bath – a perfect space for visiting relatives, a nanny, or just a separate space for grown-up (or teenager!) time.
Patio doors off the kitchen and living room lead out to a wide back deck, on the same level as the house. The deck is enclosed along the lower level, creating a dry yet sunny space for bikes, gardening equipment, and other gear.
The magical backyard has to be seen to be believed. The wide lawn area is surrounded with fig, apple, redwood, and magnolia trees. There’s a hot tub tucked into the side, near the back deck, plus several shady lounge areas . Along the right side, a path leads to a newly constructed ADU with peaked roof and skylights, perfect for a 2nd office or guest quarters. There’s a trampoline with tree stump steps tucked into a flagstone patio, a giant central play structure, and a flowering arbor over a path that leads to a rear redwood grove and creek.
Great central Kensington location – you’re tucked into a quiet street right between the Kensington commercial strip and Kensington park and school.
It’s an easy trip to the Colusa Circle restaurants and shops as well as the Sunday Farmers’ Market. Solano Avenue and El Cerrito Plaza and BART are both a little over 2 miles away.
A separate utility fee will be assessed that covers:
Water/ Garbage/PGE/Internet Comcast/Gardeners 3x month/ cleaners 2xmonth.
Note: there is high speed internet but no cable TV – renters may add that at their own expense.
Available Sept 15th. Showing by appointment only. Please call or email to set up a time and please, tell us a little about yourselves!
Servane Valentin BRE#01999256 BRE #02003472
A Rental Concierge for Bay Area Owners and Renters