One of the pleasures of living in the Bay area is the outstanding choice of varied and delightful hillside homes with views of San Francisco Bay.  Located at 22 Alvarado Road in Berkeley, this elegant home provides the stunning panorama seen immediately below.  

There are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a generous 2720+/- sf of living space.  

Located in Berkeley's Claremont Hills, it is just moments from the restaurants, shops and amenities of the nearby Elmwood and Rockridge, neighborhoods, and those around the Claremont Hotel. 

Close by Highways 13 and 24 offer efficient travel to Oakland, San Francisco, and Contra Costa County.  The University of California is close by, as are numerous walking and biking trails.  

Just below the home is this marvelous vista of San Francisco, the Bay Bridge, and Oakland-a sight that is known world wide for its beauty.

A daytime view of the front of the home reveals its outstanding curb appeal.  Well established trees, hedges and plantings create a warm welcome for guests and residents.  The railings above mark the location of a very desirable view balcony.  

This softly colored living room is centered around three sets of picture windows that invite in the sunlight and the extraordinary views.  A pleasant central fireplace is a perfect gathering place around which one could entertain, especially on cooler Bay area evenings.   

Just steps away is this pleasant formal dining room.  Generous in size, it can easily accommodate numerous guests for a formal meal or a casual luncheon. 

In addition to the large pair of view windows, the room provides an excellent illustration of the quality of workmanship that is seen throughout the residence. 

The extensive wooden trim seen throughout this home is represented in the crown moulding, the baseboards, all the window trim, the archways, and fireplace.  

This spacious sunlit kitchen has been carefully upgraded to include a selection of amenities that should make meal preparation a delight.  In addition to the generous counter preparation space, there is a gleaming dishwasher, built in double oven, gas range/cooktop, a microwave and refrigerator.  

A charming eat in kitchen set of table and chairs offers a quiet corner for a pleasant morning breakfast, or cup of tea while reading a good book.  

A reverse perspective reveals the adjacent dining room, the fresh built in appliances, and just some of the more than ample storage space available at multiple levels.  

The third floor is the location of this gracious primary bedroom.  Impressive in size, it immediately welcoming, and a perfect personal retreat at any time of day.   

French doors open to the upstairs view balcony, a skylight adds to the glowing interior light, and an elegant private en suite bathroom is off to the left.  

A striking en suite primary bathroom illustrates the dedication made to creating an outstanding ambiance for this personal space.  Included is a stall shower, softly colored tile, a jetted tub, and radiant heating.  

Close by is this additional third floor bedroom which continues the theme of an easy access to the upstairs view balcony with all the accompanying exterior views.   

In addition, level in from the street, is this comfortable studio apartment.  Seen here is the sunny bedroom space.  

Steps away is this well planned and efficient kitchen space for the unit.  

This upstairs balcony has been designed to furnish sweeping Bay area vistas 24 hours a day.  As the years progress, the days of the week, and months of the year will provide everchanging visual experiences.  

The balcony is also a perfect location for entertaining.  All embracing and private, flexible in its use, it is certainly one of the strongest assets of this very special home.   

The garden's gently down sloped hillside creates a sun bathed seating area and quiet refuge.  

The spectacular overhead view of the home and its entire neighborhood illustrates what a significant home this is to treasure and enjoy.  I encourage you to call me promptly regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,995,000.  

Listing Courtesy of Julie Nachtwey of Compass)

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