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Located on the corner of Colby and McAuley in the quiet neighborhood just below Claremont Ave. and Rockridge, this sweet split-level house built in 1925 has vintage touches and high end modern upgrades – a perfect blend of old and new. It sits up from the street on a wide corner lot, with mature trees and hedges for privacy. A short stairway leads up from the street corner to a low wood front gate and pathway to the front door. The property is completely fenced, and the corner orientation of the house means that you have side and front yards (instead of a backyard) for playing and entertaining. A few more steps take you to the front porch and main entrance to the home.
The front door opens into a bright living room with gleaming hardwood floors and double paned windows, anchored around a center fireplace and lovely original chandelier. A wide arched doorway leads to the dining room, with a picture window overlooking the front yard. The cozy, fully updated kitchen is connected to both the living room and dining room. It has new white countertops, cabinets, and backsplash, plus a new stainless steel gas stove, refrigerator, and deep sink.
The two bedrooms are up 4 stairs from the living room area, and are both bright and spacious with ample closets and fresh paint. The main bathroom is between the bedrooms, and has an extra large standing shower, with brand new tile work, vanity, and toilet.
A back door at the rear of the kitchen leads out to the side yard and patio, perfect for your grill and outdoor seating. Opposite this back door is a short flight of stairs that leads down to a lower level laundry room with a utility sink, stacked washer/dryer, and dedicated laundry sorting and folding area. Across from the laundry room is a narrow, bright bonus room, perfect for a home office, playroom, or guest quarters. It has new laminate flooring and double doors with windows at the far end that let in tons of natural light. These double doors can open out to the driveway and street – this room was long ago the garage – but the owner grew up in the house and it’s been a sewing and TV room for as long as he can remember! A small half bath separates the bonus room from the laundry area.
This home has been lovingly restored by the owner, with fresh paint in every room, brand new bath and kitchen, newly refinished hardwood floors throughout, and updated fixtures and appliances. It has forced air heating and security screen doors in the front and back. The location is fantastic – tucked into a quiet neighborhood just below Claremont Avenue, just minutes to Rockridge and Elmwood businesses and excitement. Easy access to Highway 580 and 24 and Rockridge BART, as well as central Berkeley and the university.
Tenant covers all utilities, quarterly gardener covered by the owner.
Pets considered with additional deposit
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