This ivy trimmed Berkeley Hills home represents all that is distinctive and desirable about homes in this architecturally significant neighborhood.   Located at 1636 Le Roy Avenue in Berkeley, it offers 5 bedrooms and 4/2 bathrooms in a very generous 2924 +/-sf of living space.    

Located on the north side of the University of California campus, it is close to all the many amenities, dining, and shops that Berkeley has to offer.  

The aerial view of the home reveals its its size,  its multiple view balconies, and well established gardens and grounds.  A central tower structure provides views from three different perspectives.  

The panoramic sweep of the scenery below is spectacular.  It covers Marin, The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay, and Berkeley.  

Much of the design concept of the home has been created to capture every detail of the surrounding drama and beauty of the scenes below.  The living room, seen here, is enhanced by two sets of French doors that open out onto a surrounding view balcony.  

The dramatic color of the dark open beamed ceilings, and the wooden trim around the windows and doors, is impressively contrasted against the white of the walls and ceilings.  

A different viewpoint reveals the size of the living room, and its distinctive central fireplace around which many a pleasant afternoon or evening can be spent.  Additionally, there is more than sufficient floor place present to create a unique and personalized floor plan that will further enhance the space.   

Just a few steps from the living room is this very appealing dining room that continues the theme of the easy transition from indoor to outdoor living seen in the living room.   The city views are even more dramatic as evening arrives.  

A daytime view of the dining area reveals a uniquely shaped room that permits stunning views to the south and west of the home.  The chandelier is original to the house, as are the sconces.  

Just off the dining room, is this bright and gleaming kitchen that provides generous floor space for meal preparation.  Amenities include a built in range/oven, refrigerator and dishwasher.  

As with so many other spaces in the residence, the focus is always on the impressive exterior view.  Just off the kitchen, is a pleasant exterior seating area that works easily in harmony with the adjacent eat in kitchen table, chairs, and china cabinet.    

There are 5 bedrooms in the home, four of which are on the second floor.  Three of those upper level bedrooms are seen here for your consideration. 

One of the three is this charming and imaginative upper level bedroom that offers a floor to ceiling built in bookcase, an en suite bathroom, and a unique office space with view.  

 The second bedroom has a striking bay window style configuration to enhance the entry of both light, and pleasing vistas, into the space.  It has an en suite bathroom, as well.

 The third bedroom has a charming extra delight which is always popular--a large window seat, complete with a pair of built in bookshelves, that invites one to sit, relax, read a good book, and enjoy the stunning exterior scenery.  

This bedroom is located on the lower level, and has a set of arched windows with views to the outside greenery.  

The private, multi-level fenced rear patio area is perfect for a lazy afternoon luncheon, or a large gathering of friends for a special event.  

If you would like to greet each morning with a spectacular vista like this, I would encourage you to call me with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  The residence is being offered for sale for $1,495,000.  

(Listing Courtesy Of Norah Brower of Compass)

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