This handsome Colonial style home is unique in its style, and in its appealing use of brick design.  Ideally located in the heart of the East Bay, it is just moments from the shops and restaurants of the Elmwood, Rockridge and Montclair neighborhoods.  Orinda, and all the Contra Costa County has to offer is on the other side of the tunnel.  

The classic entry welcomes you into this splendid home.  Located at 57 Tunnel Road in Berkeley, it offers 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, and has approximately 1780 sf of living space.  

The handsome living room has so many features to offer.  Cheerful light streams in from handsome windows and French doors, built in cabinets and bookshelves reach from floor to ceiling, and the room is centered by a classically designed fireplace.  New hardwood floors were installed here, and throughout the main level in 2015 to enhance the warmth.  


As would be expected in a home of this quality, there is an always desirable formal dining room.

Of special interest to buyers is the fact that the kitchen area has been extensively remodeled, as can be seen below.  Cheerful and inviting, it has been designed to allow a single living space from the dining room out to exterior brick patio.  This format allows for the creation and use of a  very appealing breakfast bar, a breakfast nook, and all the flexibility that plan offers.  


And, as you step out the double doors from the kitchen complex, you are greeted with this delightful patio.  Note the double seating areas above and below, the plentiful greenery, and the very special California Oak tree that overlooks it all.  

There is more to see, especially with regard to the bedrooms.  Below is the master bedroom.  To that area has been added a beautifully renovated bathroom, making this an ideal master suite.  Be sure to note the gleaming wooden floors, the sliding doors into the bathroom, and the comfortable spaciousness that is created.

There are three bedrooms.  A second bedroom is shown here for your review. This room is worthy of special consideration on its own not just because of its handsome floors and window treatment, but because it comes complete with its own personal outside deck to enjoy on a pleasant and sunny afternoon.  

There are additional amenities to mention regarding the exterior.  To insure privacy, and increase the already pleasing curb appeal, the home has a Brazilian hardwood fence, exterior lights and plentiful greenery.  Of further interest, the detached garage shown below has been renovated to become a garage/multipurpose room.  

Please contact me promptly at (510)517-6280 if this home interests you.  It is being offered for sale for $1,195,000.  I look forward to hearing from you.  

(Listing Courtesy of Sarah E. Marcus and Tom Hendershot of Redfin)

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