This dramatic Mid-Century Modern home is located high atop the hills of Berkeley at 21 Bonnie Lane, and provides an outstanding view of all that the SF Bay area scenery has to offer. 

Located just below Grizzly Peak Boulevard, and the desirable trees, trails and activities of Tilden Regional Park, it is still just moments from the shopping and dining that North Berkeley and Solano Avenue have to offer.  It features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in approximately 1,722 sf of living space.  

 Just outside of the windows is a panoramic view of San Francisco, Oakland, the Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the entire SF Bay.  What a joy to be able to sit on the outside porch and enjoy every minute of the day, and the changing seasons, from this home.  

There are certain architectural criteria which define a Mid-Century Modern home, and this home reflects them.  They include walls of glass, simplicity of design, flat planes, and open space that allows an easy transition from one room to another.  An additional element of design is revealed here with the use of the dramatic vaulted open beam ceiling.  This desirable contrast of white ceilings and walls with the darker wooden beams and golden colored hardwood floors completes this impressive effect.  

This home is particularly well suited to those who love entertaining. The open floor plan space between the living room, dining area, and kitchen, encourage an easy flow both movement and conversation,  especially while serving and enjoying a pleasant luncheon, or perhaps a more formal evening dinner.  The kitchen dine in counter is an ideal place for guests to confer with the chef while meals are being prepared, but is equally useful when home alone as a spot for a quick lunch or breakfast. 

Directly ahead is the door to the inviting outside view balcony.  Equally attractive, and to the right, is the front view porch that is just awaiting comfortable chairs and tables along its length.  

 This handsome outdoor porch is ideal spot for indoor/outdoor living.  It is literally surrounded by nature in the form of trees, gardens and stunning vistas.  

The front porch affords the house's most complete view of the Bay area expanse below.  It runs the full length of the living room and dining room for easy access at any hour of the day.  

 Returning inside, the charming eat in counter provides an ideal serving place for a simple meal, but it effectively doubles as a work space during busy meal preparation, or as a location for favorite beverages and appealing  pre-dinner foods before dinner.  

 This gleaming kitchen is awash in light that is flowing in from the windows above the sink and the  multiple windows along the front and side of the home.  Ample storage  and preparation space is provided by the counter to the right, and adjacent to the gas range/cooktop.  Other amenities include a dishwasher, a microwave, and  refrigerator.  

 There are three bedrooms in the residence.  The first bedroom is expansive in size, providing numerous opportunities for creating a distinctive and personal style.   It is complimented by an en suite bathroom, and its own private view balcony just outside a sliding glass door.

The en suite bathroom features a double sink washstand that is topped with a large mirror, and offers large storage drawers below.   A stall shower is both handsome and comfortable in size. 

The concept of this home has always been to incorporate the exterior views into as many rooms as possible.  The effort is achieved here by the presence of this personal balcony just off the first bedroom.    

The second bedroom is pleasant, continuing the theme of white walls contrasting with the golden colored hardwood floors and multiple windows.  

A third bedroom also has its own access to the outside porch with its view of the home's greenery. Here the room is being used as an office, which is a effective use of the space when needed.  

The lower level of the residence opens onto this generously sized porch which provides a view of the well established greenery and grounds directly below.  

An overhead view of the house reveals the many levels of decks, porches, gardens, and rooms that are devoted to indoor/outdoor living, and the enjoyment of the scenes that surrounds it.  

This welcoming front porch is expansive and relaxing.  If you would like to experience the captivating ambiance that this home offers, I encourage you to call me promptly with your interest and questions regarding it.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  The house is being offered for sale for $1,495,000. 

(Listing Courtesy of Gena Della Maggiora of BHG Highland Partners)

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