This welcoming home with flavors of Spain and the Mediterranean in its architecture, is located in the Berkeley hills at 596 Grizzly Peak Boulevard.  It is immediately inviting with its lush gardens, long established trees and greenery, and quaint front gate.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in approximately 2134 sf of living space.  

Stepping through the entry gate, guests are greeted by this serene and beautifully conceived patio that provides a perfect spot for entertaining, or just a quiet retreat for reading.  

Stepping through the front door from the garden, visitors are treated to the stunning open floor plan of this gleaming living room.  The dramatic open beam ceiling commands attention, as do the golden colored hardwood floors. 

A reverse perspective reveals the luminous light that flows in from the multiple set of windows that virtually encompass the far wall.  With space for seating  below, the spot invites a window seat, or two soft side chairs.  A large brick fireplace to the right is always a preferred asset on cooler Bay area evenings when entertaining friends, or unwinding at the end of long day.

Just to the right of the main room is a dining area that is perfect for a formal dining room, if needed, but just as flexible as a casual kitchen nook.  .

Complete with its own wood beam ceiling and three quarter wrap around windows, this dining area also provides room for a serving buffet or cabinet.  


Just off the dining area is this cheerfully updated kitchen that provides an appealing setting through the presence of a very spacious bay window over the sink, and a lengthy skylight overhead.  There is a wide expanse of storage space to suit every need--whether dishes, glassware, or favorite serving or cooking pieces.  

A reverse perspective reveals the very ample preparation space, and additional amenitie  include a dishwasher, an electric range/cooktop and a refrigerator.  

There are three bedrooms in the home.  The first, seen here, accommodates a comfortably sized bed, features two sets of view windows, and the continuing appeal of the open beam ceiling and hardwood floors.  

The residence offers three bathroom, two of which will be shown for your consideration. The bathroom featured here is spacious, and continues the Mediterranean theme with the multicolored floor and shower tiles, the latter of which are reflected in the pair of generously sized mirrors.  

The second bedroom would be ideally suited to a student who could use the expansive floor to ceiling shelving for books, hobbies, and media materials, and still have a suitable living space.  

The entire second floor has been devoted to the creation of this stunning master bedroom suite.  Just up the elegant stairwell from the living room is this truly stunning living space that is enhanced with a central fireplace that is surrounded on both sides by remarkable view windows and seating nooks.  Be sure to note the sweeping expanse that is created by the dramatic overhead open beam ceiling.  

  An opposite point of view reveals the graceful stairwell, a mirrored sliding glass door closet, a gleaming en suite bathroom, and gentle recessed lighting.

The lower level of the home furnishes this pleasant bonus room, complete with a pair of sliding glass doors to the garden.  Given the light, this would be ideally suited as an arts and craft or hobby room, especially with the built in bookcase and closet space.   

Adjacent to the bonus room is a full sized bathroom that shares its space with the home's washer and dryer .

Just off the living room is this comfortable view deck which is ideally suited to an afternoon of visiting with friends and neighbors.  The soothing green of trees and gardens are perfect, no matter what the time of day.

Nestled in this truly expansive garden is this gleaming and welcoming covered outdoor spa that is perfectly placed in this location.

 The gardens will surround and enrich one's living experience here, and, due to their maturity, they are varied in composition, sturdy and lush in appearance.  

Not all of the views are internal, however.  Just outside is this sweeping Bay area view that encompasses SF Bay, The Bay Bridge and The Golden Gate Bridge.  If this combination of interior and exterior distinction is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me with your questions and interest.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  The home is being offered for sale for $1,295,000.

Listing Courtesy Of Kathy Anderson of Compass Real Estate)

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