This stunning view home, located just below Tilden Park in Berkeley, is masterpiece of design and gracious living.  Located at 185 Hill Road, and just above Grizzly Peak Boulevard, it offers 2 bedrooms and 21/2 baths, and a sparkling ambiance that many would envy. 

Classic Mid-Century Modern in design, it features all of the elements that are to be expected--open space, flat planes, integration with nature, and most importantly, walls and walls of glass windows and doors.  

 This sweeping view is beckoning 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  Below are both the Bay Bridge, The Golden Gate Bridge, Oakland, San Francisco and Marin, plus what promises to be very impressive sunsets.  

 Whether you choose to view the panorama from indoors on cooler evenings, or from the balcony on sunny, pleasant days, your reward always be captivating.

A view across the living room towards the entryway reveals a stunning, golden colored open beam ceiling, a spacious living room with built in book/display cases and sufficient floor space to create a very personal and versatile living space.  To the right is the formal dining room that awaits your special guests.

This very comfortable dining room is perfectly located just off the kitchen and the living room.  As such, guests can enjoy their meal while surveying the twinkling lights of the Bay area just beyond the front windows.   A charming skylight adds more light and warmth to the ambiance. 

Moving to the kitchen reveals a number of pleasant amenities that add to its charm.  A generously sized counter to the left, is complimented with a spacious pass through window for easy meal service.  Additionally, off to the far right corner, is a delightful eat in counter and chairs, with a view that is well placed when a simple breakfast or lunch is preferred.  

A reverse perspective of the kitchen reveals a dishwasher, an electric range/cooktop, and built in oven.  A door to the right opens to allows easy transportation of food to outside dining areas.    

There is no doubt that this very spacious balcony will be the first choice for outside activities anytime that the opportunity presents itself.  Whether the choice is made for a lazy afternoon in the sun, or a formal luncheon with guests, this is as perfect as it gets for entertaining.  

There are two bedrooms in the house.  The first, seen here has a view window, and the open beam ceiling that continues that theme throughout the residence.  

The second bedroom is glowing with light from a pair of windows that draw in the sun from different angles of the property.

  In addition to the two bedrooms seen above, there  is this unique and cheerful bonus room complete with a large floor to ceiling closet with sliding doors, a corner niche with a built in bookcase, a half bathroom, and space for either a desk or table, depending on need, and a floor to ceiling view window.  

This overhead view reveals the size and scope of this residence.  It is truly an unique retreat in a large city, and is located just below Tilden Park, and Tilden Park Golf Course, and not far from all the shopping and dining amenities of Berkeley, Rockridge and Montclair.  

 Please feel free to call me about any questions that you might have regarding this dramatic residence.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.   The home is being offered for sale for $1,510,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Stella Tsakonas of Compass Real Estate)


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