This handsome home at 2700 Claremont Boulevard in Berkeley's Claremont Court neighborhood, was built in 1925, and was designed by renowned Bay area architect John Hudson Thomas.  As such, it reflects the charm and elegance of the era, but is equally ready to welcome modern homeowners who will appreciate its quality and location.  

The welcome to this home's winning presentation begins at the door.  Note the varied dramatic elements of arches, curves, sweeping stairs, and vertical window space.  Traditional amenities of the era also include hardwood floors, crown moulding, wainscoting, and imaginative window and door wood trim.


The living room, as with the other rooms seen immediately below, is designed for entertaining.  For cooler nights, there is a huge welcoming fireplace for cozy meals by the fire.  However, if the weather is at all inviting, there are two separate dining areas that lead off the living room, and provide delightful garden views.  


 As seen in the above view, there is a charming patio area just off the living room.  Note the intriguing ceiling design.

The second dining option off the living room is the formal dining room.  Here the view is equally pleasing, and equally flexible.  Spacious windows and French doors bring sparkling light into the room, and the doors allow access to another patio area which is shared with the home's eat-in kitchen .

The spacious and appealing kitchen has an additional eat in area that opens to the same outside patio.

To supplement the dining and entertaining section of this home is a expansive wine cellar that would be appreciated by the most demanding of collectors.

Also in place, and ready for immediate use,  is a very choice office space.

The exceptional ceiling, and graceful windows, makes this a welcome place to work, study or relax.

The home has a consistent plan to connect indoors with outdoors.  The multiple windows and doors that connect the gardens and patio areas to the interior make this clear.  

The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms and a living space of approximately 2559 sf.  It has an asking price of $1, 695,000.  Please contact me with your questions or interest at (510) 517-6280.  

(Listing Courtesy of Bebe McRae, The Grubb Company)

Posted by Bruce Wagg on


Email Send a link to post via Email

Leave A Comment

Please note that your email address is kept private upon posting.