This large and handsome North Berkeley hillside home is located at 1039 Euclid Avenue, and its classical Tudor style construction makes it both distinctive and dramatic.
Framed by tall old growth trees and well planned gardens, it commands immediate attention. It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a comfortable 2229 sq. ft. of living space.
Ideally located in the hills above Berkeley and Albany, it is just a short distance to the many shops and restaurants that make those vibrant neighborhoods so appealing to so many,
Upon entry into the home, one experiences a glowing visual experience that is made possible with the sun streaming in through the expansive floor to ceiling front windows, and supplemental side windows.
Guests are welcomed into this warm and inviting living space that is anchored by a central fireplace. The room's softly colored white walls are dramatically enhanced by the overhead vaulted ceiling's dark wooden beams.
As with all homes of this era, a large formal dining room just off the living room awaits an exceptional evening dinner with friends, or a casual luncheon while enjoying the view of the front gardens through the wide set of windows that open to the outside.
Another perspective of the dining room shows the amount of floor space available for a large circular table, and an additional side table or buffet. The archway to the right leads directly to the kitchen, allowing food service to be easy and efficient.
Just inside the kitchen, is this cozy bench seated dining space. Perfect for a lazy breakfast, or lunch and a cup of coffee, it is a delight, and is surrounded by storage for books, games, or kitchen needs.
This point of view reveals the proximity of all the dining spaces served by the kitchen, and the updated kitchen itself. Generous cabinet and storage space at different levels are revealed, as is the gas range/cooktop, refrigerator and dishwasher.
There are four bedrooms in the home. Each will be shown for your consideration. Two are on the main floor and share a common bathroom. (For your reference, there is a floor plan at the end of this presentation)
All of these bedrooms are comfortable and relaxing, and have sufficient additional space for soft chairs, dressers or desks, as needed.
One of the largest bedrooms easily accommodates a pair of beds and offers additional floorspace for other amenities, as well.
While there are three bathrooms in the home, this splendid updated bathroom has to be the most impressive, with its ample counter and storage space, large walk-in shower, and updated tiling.
The lower of the three levels of the residence offers this sizeable, and very flexible family room space that is enhanced with a large and unique brick fireplace.
As is seen here, and below, this is an ideal family room. It has very generous floor space, lots of windows, and walls of bookcases for storage of games, media supplies, and collectibles.
A door, to the upper right opens to the exterior gardens and trees that surround the home.
There is, however, and optional use for this lower level.
A pleasant bedroom and bathroom also are included, making it equally suitable for guests, or as an au pair unit, especially since it has its own private entrance.
While a bedroom is certainly the most logical use for this space, if it is not needed as a bedroom, other options might include an office, an art room or a music room.
The rear of the home is a delight. Sunny and cheerful, it features a grass filled seating area that is complimented by a nearby large exterior deck.
A lengthy rear deck, surrounded by a privacy fence, makes an ideal site for barbeques, picnics, and seasonal parties.
If this exceptional home, and the warmth and beauty that is provides, is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly regarding it at (510) 517-6280. It is being offered for sale for $1,725,000.
(Listing Courtesy of Anja Plowright of The Grubb Company)
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