This softly glowing living room and dining area is just part of the charm of this Mid-Century Modern style home located at 605 Vistamont Avenue in the hills above Berkeley.  Every effort has been devoted to creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for both residents and guests.  

It offers 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a generous 1650 sf of living space.  True to its Mid-Century design concept, it offers a floor to ceiling wall of windows, a large sliding glass door to the exterior, a simplicity of design, and plentiful open space allowing an easy transition from one room to another.

A reverse perspective reveals the centrally placed fireplace around which many a pleasant afternoon or evening of entertaining can be enjoyed. 

The brighter colors introduced by the walls and windows are complimented by the warmly hued open beamed ceiling, and the golden colored hardwood floors that are seen throughout the home.  

A well conceived dining and kitchen combination provides a very appealing indoor dining site that is just steps away from the kitchen.  Additionally, on the many pleasant days in the hills, the large floor to ceiling door will open to reveal a spacious outdoor deck that provides expansive views of the rolling hillsides.  

This inspired design for the kitchen has created an impressive workspace for the home chef.  There is an remarkable expanse of both work and preparation space around the room, and yet everything is close at hand.  

Once again, light is invited in through a large picture window over the sink.  This radiance is supplemented with an impressive array of overhead lighting that adds a pleasant warmth throughout.

A slightly different view reveals the amenities that have been included when the kitchen was updated.  They include the large counter space which can double as a breakfast bar, a dishwasher, a gas range/cooktop, and built in oven and refrigerator.  

Just outside the living area is this perfectly placed wooden deck that is ideally suited for enjoying the surrounding hillside vistas on a quiet afternoon or a pleasant evening.  It is equally perfect for a pleasant luncheon or sunset dinner.  

An enhanced view of the surrounding vistas reveals the serenity that they provide.  It is a view that is ever changing, as the hours of the day, and seasons of the year create various colors and hues to be enjoyed.  

There are four bedrooms in the home.  Three will be shown for your consideration.  The first, seen here, and again below, is generous in size, and is a delightful living space.  The tall and imaginative view windows are both pleasing and practical.  

This cheerful corner niche reveals two sets of built in shelving that can be used for books, storing of cherished collectibles of favorite art pieces.  

A second bedroom continues the theme of mixing wooden floors and beam ceilings with white walls and generous supplemental lighting.  A pair of large windows furnish views of the garden.  

This large bathroom is one of the two bathrooms in the residence.  A wall of mirrors on the far left wall provides plentiful mirrored space for the residents who will also appreciate the pair of large twin sinks directly below. 

Multiple drawers below offer space for towels and all necessary bathroom goods.  A spacious tub, topped by imaginative tiles completes the attraction of this distinctive bathroom.    

As indicated above, there are four bedrooms in the house, and all are on the same floor.  One of the bedrooms, seen here, has been converted into a office workspace, and it works handsomely.  

Opposite the desk space seen above, is this view of other half of the office space.  It faces onto the gardens and front yard of the home.  

This closing view of the house reveals its distinctive curb appeal.  A carport, and off street parking, as seen here, is always a plus in the Berkeley hills.  

I urge you to contact me promptly at (510) 517-6280 if this home is of interest to you.  It is being offered for sale for $1,195,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Carolyn Jones and Ed Kuo of The Grubb Company)

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