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This 1940’s retreat has been completely updated and is nestled in the Kensington hills, with gorgeous bay views and plenty of level outdoor space – a rare find. It’s an entertainer’s delight, with excellent flow in the kitchen and living areas, plus three separate outdoor areas for entertaining, dining, and lounging. Peaceful hills location, yet close to everything in Kensington and Berkeley.
The house is fully fenced from the street, and as you walk through the front gate you enter a flat outdoor patio, great for playing or veggie boxes. There is a detached garage on your left with an automated door that can easily fit one car, with plenty of room leftover for your sports gear, bikes, or whatever else you need.
A 2nd decorative gate leads into the sunny front courtyard for the home, with the home’s main front entrance and 3 sets of french doors opening out to it from the kitchen and bedroom hallway. A sloping set of stairs leads down from the front courtyard to the backyard.
The cheery lime-green front door opens into a graceful entryway with 2 arches opening into the main living area and a hallway to the bedrooms, plus a doorway into the kitchen. The open concept living/dining room is at the back of the house, with walls of windows looking out to the rear deck and yard, with sweeping bay views in the background. There’s a decorative fireplace along the right wall, and sliding glass doors that lead from the dining area out to a sunny rear deck.
The kitchen is tucked between the dining area and the front courtyard. It’s updated and sunny, with a deep copper farm sink, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, and plenty of cabinet and counter space for easy cooking and storage. There is bar seating along the left side, a small nook for reading or playing, and french doors behind the bar seating that connect the kitchen to the front courtyard.
From the front entryway, a 2nd arch leads to a wide hallway with french doors looking out to the front patio and entrances to the bedrooms and the full bathroom.
The first bedroom is smaller, with a sunny window and ample closet space. The 2nd bedroom is spacious and bright, with room for a king bed plus desk or reading area. A 3rd set of french doors in this bedroom open out to the front courtyard, and there is a wall of closets with built in organizers.
The rear yard and patio of this house is simply amazing! From the large rear deck off the living/dining area, a low set of steps leads down a level patio and professionally landscaped yard, all against the backdrop of the bay. Stunning sunsets and outdoor fun and dining, right outside your door! The laundry room and an extra storage area are accessed from a wide pathway along the side of the house, which connects the front courtyard to the rear yard.
You’re just a few blocks from Hilltop Elementary School and Tilden Regional Park, plus easy access to AC Transit and El Cerrito BART stations.
Sorry, no pets.
Gardener included in the rent.
Available May 15th
Showing by appointment only.
Please email to take a look, and tell me a little about yourself!
Servane Valentin BRE#01999256
A Rental Concierge for Bay Area Owners and Renters