The neighborhood that is north of the University of California has been deemed "Northside", and is the location of many architectural and residential masterpieces designed by famous Berkeley architects over the years.  It has always been a joy to explore for those who appreciate this range and variety of creativity. 

The home above is located in these hills at 2525 Hill Court.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1502 sf of living space. 

The living room seen above  is anchored by a dramatic floor to ceiling fireplace around which inviting and cozy sofas and soft chairs invite all to enjoy.  Just to the right is a stellar  balcony that features a sweeping view of the homes below, the UC Campanile, and the Bay area as seen below.

This view, and those below, and the personal enjoyment that they afford, is certainly one of the most outstanding reasons for living in the Bay area. 

The nearby University offers a wide variety of cultural events, museums, football games at the Cal stadium, a wide variety of music and arts at the Greek Theater for all, and an outstanding educational opportunity for students and professors.  

This spectacular view, known world wide, is the central reason that this balcony offers so much in such a comfortable space.  The light and colors change daily as the seasons and weather make their changes.  

Returning inside, the scene reveals a tall Bay area view window, and the entrance to the formal dining room that offers an easy transition for guests from one room to another when a dinner or luncheon is being served. 

The dining room is comfortably sized, and easily accommodates a six seat table.  As with so many rooms in the residence, a view window reveals the sights below.  It also continues the home's color theme that will  seen throughout the home-golden colored hardwood floors, and floor to ceiling off white walls.  

When larger events, parties and activities are planned, French doors open wide off the dining room onto a rear patio that is ideal for entertaining, relaxing, and mingling with friends.  

A reverse perspective, combined with the view below, illustrates the lush growth of the well established greenery that adds a special privacy to the entire space.    

Just off the backyard and the dining room, these well placed kitchen's doors can be thrown open for easy access to the food being prepared and served in either of these locations.    

Considerable thought and planning has gone into creating this uniquely updated kitchen.  There is extensive working space along the quartz counters, and floor to ceiling storage opportunities in the custom made maple cabinetry. 

Also worthy of note are stainless Miele appliances, that include the dishwasher, gas range/cooktop, a free standing refrigerator, and a self cleaning oven.   

Before moving to the lower level, and just to the left of the living room fireplace, is this stunning office/workspace. Floor to ceiling windows, and the balcony to the right, create an perfect venue for those working from home.  

There are three bedrooms in the home.  The first, seen here, is on the upper floor.  It has a full bathroom, and a private view balcony located just steps away.   

This is the first of two bedroom that are available on the lower level of the house.  It is spacious, and enhanced with a large, handsome wooden paneled closet.  

The second lower bedroom is sunny, warm, and inviting, with sufficient room for a bed, desk, and perhaps some small soft side chairs.  

This lower level sheltered patio area is a perfect and private retreat for the entire household.  

If the ever changing drama of this panorama appeals to you, I encourage you to call me promptly regarding this residence at (510) 517-2680.  It is being offered for sale for $1,495,000.

        (Listing Courtesy of Todd Hodson of Red Oak Realty)

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