Melding the best of history and modern conveniences, this townhouse is, quite literally, just steps to the wonderfully vibrant shopping district of Fourth Street in Berkeley — proving you really can have it all.
Built in 1880 and fully redone in 1995, the home offers plenty of space to live, work and play. Light just pours in, and interesting architectural details abound, including unique plaster walls, high ceilings and numerous skylights.
The street level is spacious and flexible; it is used as a principal bedroom and home office by the current owners. This space has an eclectic bathroom with a clawfoot tub and two large closet areas, one with a chic Asian-inspired door. Accessed through French doors front and back, this room opens wide to the lovely, sunny backyard, which offers both a stone patio and a beautiful planted garden — the perfect, private place to relax and unwind.
Upstairs, you’ll find bamboo floors, an exquisite sense of design and soaring 16-foot-high ceilings. A window frames the backyard view, and the modern, open kitchen/dining area provides plenty of storage. This level also houses a living room, the second bedroom and a spacious, windowed bathroom with laundry closet. A sweet Juliet balcony opens the front of the house to the sky.
Close to the Berkeley Marina and all the restaurants, shops and amenities of Fourth Street, with easy commute options to San Francisco, this is an exceptional opportunity to live the best Berkeley lifestyle.