This warm and inviting living room projects the image of a Tahoe cabin in the woods, but it is much more than a simple recreational retreat.  Sitting high in the hills above Berkeley, it features a panoramic Bay area view, an imaginative design concept, and a perfect location close North Berkeley, Tilden Park, the University of California, and efficient freeway routes to Oakland, San Francisco, and Contra Costa County.  

It offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in approximately 1,155 sf. of living space, and an perfect indoor/outdoor floor plan.  

The living room is highlighted with the drama of the peaked, open beamed wooden ceiling that is complimented by the warmth of the richness of the hardwood floors below. 

A  great room concept is fully realized here, with many elements providing comfort and relaxation for both residents and guests.   A impressive brick fireplace commands the center of the room, and a floor to ceiling bookcase provides an perfect focal point for the display of favorite books, art, and collectibles.  A dining area to the right can be is flexible in its use-from a breakfast table while enjoying the morning sunlight, or a more formal dining site for entertaining guests.  

The far right wall of windows  seen here, combines with a set of floor to ceiling French doors to capture the sunlight and view below.  It is such an easy transition from home to outside deck, that one will be tempted to use it throughout the day, and into the evening.  

This cozy deck area is perfect for serving everything from breakfast to an evening meal, and is an ideal buffet platform when entertaining guests for a special luncheon.  

The outstanding panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay area is seen below this hillside home.  Its westerly view will provide some dramatic sunsets, and the lights and Bay below are always captivating.

This cheerful and gleaming white kitchen is both efficient and spacious.  Generously supplied with multi-level cabinets that provide flexible storage space for favorite china, glassware and serving pieces, it also has sufficient counter space for meal preparation.  Its distinctive free standing range oven is large, and features additional storage space. 

The kitchen also contains this cozy kitchen dining nook, complete with its own Bay area view.  This would be an ideal retreat for a quiet afternoon cup of tea with a good book, or simple mid-afternoon meal.  The door leads to small outside deck.    

As indicated earlier, there are two bedrooms in the residence.  The first, seen here, is the largest of the two.  Providing generous wall space, it is complimented with a charming, scalloped topped fireplace, and golden colored hardwood floors.  

Additional features include an en suite bathroom, and well placed windows with pleasant exterior views that add to the room's charm.  

The second bedroom is just off the main entry to the living room, and while still smaller than the first, still features large windows that open to the outside greenery and views- just perfect on a pleasant day.  A built in bookcase is an ideal niche for books or collectibles.  

A second view reveals the space that is available for a large chest of drawers, and, if desired a soft chair or bench near the end of the bed.  

There is an attic space, which can be seen below on the home's floorplan, that is centered around  a view window that is just awaiting a cozy personal desk. The right side wall has been developed in such a way as to provide more that sufficient storage space for personal use, and is topped with useful counter space.  

This view from the deck provides the best incentive to considering this home to be your own.  Everything that is scenic to the Bay area is just below you, and your experience of each changes as the day turns from day to night, and back again in the morning.  

The lush greenery and long established trees create a unique privacy for residents that is combined with prompt access to the cities below.  

If this very distinctive home, or another in the area, is of interest to you, please call me with your questions at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $925,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Sheril Madden of Red Oak Realty)

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