JUST SOLD! My All Cash Buyer Paid $450,000 Over Asking Price For This Stunning Berkeley Classic With View At 1126 Arch Street
by Bruce Wagg
on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 10:18am.
I am pleased to announce that we were able to create this outstanding deal for our sellers, and that the sale is now pending. Below are some reasons why the home was so desirable.
This handsome Craftsman style home located at 1126 Arch Street, sits in the hills above Berkeley's Rose Garden, and is found not far from the University of California, and city's popular Gourmet Ghetto area. It has a sweeping view that includes San Francisco, Berkeley, and both bridges. It offers 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and 1871 +/- sf of living space.
This home has all the elements of a classic Craftsman home, and a great deal of care has been taken to make the it warm and welcoming to guests. A wide overhanging roof, a covered front porch with pillars supporting the porch, and a wood shingle exterior, are just some of the traditional features seen from the exterior. More are seen once visitors step through this spacious entryway.
This generous entryway allows easy passage to any area of the home. Be sure to note the rich and extensive wooden trim around every door and window on these lower floors. The handsomely colored hardwood floors add even more warmth to the atmosphere, as does the wooden wainscoting throughout these rooms.
This glowing living room, is awash in light from the multiple windows that surround the room. It is anchored by an impressive and spacious fireplace. The room's size and design offers multiple opportunities to create a comfortable living space.
Just off the living room to the right is a library space that is delineated by a dramatic entryway with matching pillars, and multiple shelving for books and publications. Be sure to note the Bay area view through the window to the left.
A reverse view shows the space available in the office. This area could just as easily be converted into a small seating area with comfortable chairs for reading or relaxing.
To the right of the entrance, and through these handsome sliding glass doors is the formal dining room. It most certainly has to be the most impressive room in the house, and a spot where guests can sense, and be surrounded with, the gracious ambiance of the era in which this home was built.
Centrally located in the room is the built in buffet/server with multiple glass doors that open to reveal plentiful space for displaying the best china and crystal if desired. Below, yet more space for silver, linen, and other amenities that make the dining experience memorable. There is a central serving surface for the various services of the meal.
Be sure to note the stunning box beam ceiling and captivating chandelier. Additional items to notice are the two window seats, and the imaginative wall and window trim. Be assured that a large table and chairs will fit comfortably in the room.
Because all of the other rooms are also empty, I will refer you to the above floor plan for the remainder of the tour of the home's interior.
This home sits on a very spacious 7260 +/- sf lot, and awaits imaginative homeowners to create their own special landscaping to compliment this already unique residence.
Yet another Bay view from the garden area reveals why this home has so much appeal. If you, are interested in a Berkeley hill home, or another in the Piedmont or Oakland area, please contact me with any questions that you might have.
I can be reached at (510) 517-6280. I look forward to providing you with the same outstanding service that I was able to provide for the clients of this home.