Fantastic 3+br/3ba flat in spectacular central Berkeley location! This lower unit has been lovingly and painstakingly crafted by a local design/builder who lives in the upstairs house. It was built new to match the style of the original 1902 house, with antique lighting fixtures throughout, push button switches, and salvage vintage doors with original lock sets with skeleton keys. It’s brand new, but the vintage sourced fixtures and eclectic classy – a perfect blend of Victorian and modern.
There are new oak hardwood floors throughout, as well as large windows and 9 foot ceilings which make the whole flat feel extra spacious and bright. The windows throughout the flat are full-sized and new, but with period latches and hardware. The thermostats are vintage, but they control ultra-modern radiant ceiling heating throughout the home. This is not your typical rental!
The flat’s private entrance is at the back of the house through a wooden gate. You enter into the spacious kitchen/dining area, with french doors out to the rear brick patio and growing orchard. The kitchen has tons of built-in shelving and cabinetry, plus custom center island with granite countertop, microwave and vintage bar sink. There’s a new stainless steel fridge and dishwasher, and a wedgewood stove with new vent but antique grate.
The kitchen is partially open to the living area, separated by wood built-in open shelving. The living room has a gas stove and vintage light fixture on a push-button dimmer switch. The living room has an adjoining room, separated by wooden pocket doors, that could be used as a study, office, or extra bedroom.
There are 3 good sized bedrooms, all with adjoining full baths that have been designed with architecturally interesting tile and period lighting fixtures.
The largest bedroom is off the kitchen, with 7.5 foot french doors out to the patio and an enormous walk in closet. There’s a full bathroom with shower over tub and granite vintage sink with metal spindle legs.
The other 2 bedrooms and bathrooms are on the opposite side of the living room, and can be shut off from the living area by a wooden door. The left bedroom has a queen-sized bed nook, sconces, and the adjoining bathroom is done with green and black vintage tile with an arched tile shower door and art deco fixtures. The right bedroom has a walk in-closet and it’s adjoining bathroom is done in blue and yellow vintage tile. The right bedroom also has a separate entrance that comes down from the front of the house.
Lovely, sunny, and private brick patio with fig, apple, lemon, and pomegranate trees. New LG washer and steam dryer. There are too many more amazing details to list here, but this is truly a flat for design lovers to enjoy!
But let’s not forget – the location! Located on a sunny, tree-lined block, just 2 blocks to all the delicious and handy Gourmet Ghetto shops and restaurants: Chez Panisse, Saul’s, Safeway, Cheeseboard, and so many more. Easy walk to Cal or Downtown Berkeley BART plus many bus options.
Available April 15th.
Please note — the owner will be doing construction for the first 4-6 months of tenancy on the garage next door and will offer a rent discount during those months.
Please call or email to make an appointment to visit, and tell us a little about yourselves!
Caitlin Ball DRE#01822241
A Rental Concierge for Bay Area Owners and Rentals