This stunning patio view of the San Francisco Bay is found at a hillside home high atop the Berkeley hills at 6 Harvard Circle.  It is a perfect retreat on a pleasant evening when viewing a dramatic sunset, and is large enough to share the beauty and dramatic panorama with friends on a sunny afternoon.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a generous 2448 sf of living space.  

Located on a quiet cul de sac, it is just below the hiking and biking trails of Tilden Park, and just a short distance from the Lawrence Hall of Science, the University of California, and all the delightful dining and shopping that characterizes North Berkeley.  NOTE:  An adjacent vacant lot on Avenida Drive is included with the purchase of the home.  

The living room has been provided with floor to ceiling windows that are designed to capture every measure of the stunning views below.  The floorspace is generous in size, allowing a flexible placement of furniture to further enhance an already impressive space.

A wider view of the room reveals the welcoming central fireplace and accompanying floor to ceiling bookcase/display cabinet.  Further, whether day of night, the light from the exterior combines handsomely with the attractive overhead lighting.  

The living room looks down on the soothing trees and gardens below, and then outwards to San Francisco, San Francisco Bay, and Mt. Tamalpais. 

Just steps away is this corner dining room, that seems to sit high atop the expansive trees that seem to reach up to touch both the room and the outside balcony.   

The kitchen has been impressively enhanced, and should please the most demanding of home chefs.  Bright and glowing, it combines the most important features into a streamlined workspace, with every amenity easily accessed.  The central island provides both a workspace and storage area that is combined with use as a serving counter when meals are ready for enjoyment. 

A reverse perspective reveals a large double sink, expansive picture window, and desirable amenities that include a stone counter, dishwasher, double oven, gas range/cooktop, microwave, and refrigerator.  

The house has 3 bedrooms.  Two will be shown for your consideration. The first, above, is large, with room for a generously sized bed and chest of drawers.  An en suite bathroom is seen here .  Available, but not seen here, is a very large closet with two sliding doors for instant access.  

Just off the bedroom above is this cozy, but effective, bathroom with stall shower and roomy sink.  

This sunny second bedroom provides a cheerful ambiance, and it offers a slightly larger en suite bathroom from the bedroom above.  It includes a tub/shower unit.  

Close by, this large room with its gleaming hardwood floors and flexible floor space has been converted into an office.   It could, just as easily, serve as a study, den, arts and crafts room, music room, or play room.

The lower level of the home features this distinctive family room that is anchored by cozy fireplace, and provides perfectly placed guest seating along the far right wall, and sizeable floor space along the left wall for additional seating,   As seen here, and directly below, two large French doors open onto the adjacent view patio.

What homeowner wouldn't like to have a view like this just outside their home?  It is both stunning and welcoming.  Moving from the pleasant family room to the outside patio area is a captivating experience for both residents and guests.

Just outside, the lush garden greenery and well established trees furnish a unique combination of privacy with a large outdoor living space.  It is ideal for a large luncheon or barbeque, but can be  just as flexible as a quiet retreat when the need arises. 

A wide angle view of the home reveals its dual levels, large picture windows, and "secret garden" atmosphere of the patio space.  

The entrance to the home reveals pleasant gardens and brick pathways to the garage to the right, and to the front door to the left.  

If this is the beauty that you would like to experience every day of the year,  I encourage you to call me with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  The home is being offered for sale for $1,150,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Jill Carrigan of The Grubb Company)

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