This unique and dramatic hillside home is located high in the Berkeley hills, and is settled in, and surrounded by, a tranquil and expansive garden, and old growth trees.  It is perfect as a quiet retreat, yet is close to everything.   

Located at 192 Fairlawn Drive, it is just moments from busy Berkeley shops, restaurants and University ambiance.   It offers 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in 907 sf of living space.  

This impressively remodeled A frame cottage is reminiscent of those seen in the Tahoe area, and offers the same contentment without the long drive to the Sierras. 

Additionally, the grounds around the home feature numerous opportunities for relaxation on the large outdoor decks, seen here.  

A spacious deck welcomes guests to the home, and provides a perfect venue for entertaining-whether offering a casual barbecue, or a well planned afternoon luncheon.

The front door off the deck opens to reveal a home with a captivating combination of light and color.  Dark overhead support beams crisscross the ceiling, and contrast beautifully with the softly colored wooden ceiling panels. 

A large and welcoming fireplace in the center of the living room is the heart of this engaging living room, and is especially desirable on cooler East Bay evenings.  

To the right of the entry is the dining area.  While it can be the site of a formal evening meal, it is equally useful as a buffet site when a large event is planned, and an indoor/outdoor flow is encouraged and desired.

It is hard to underestimate the exterior beauty and drama surrounding this home that is captured by the floor to ceiling windows and doors.  

Just steps away is this gleaming, and very efficient, kitchen.  This updated kitchen includes stone counters, a dishwasher, a gas range/cooktop, a refrigerator, and self-cleaning oven.  

A set of color coordinated stairs with a unique metal balusters leads to the second floor of the house.  

At treetop level is this exceptional primary bedroom that captures, and invites in, the surrounding light and color that encircles the home.  Its peaked roof adds a distinctive touch to this special space.  

Close by is a second bedroom with a built in closet.

A pair of dual sinks with matching overhead mirrors and generous storage space below is located between the two bedrooms.  

Also located in the bathroom is this inviting bathtub/shower combination.  

Just off the main entry, is another deck that expands the opportunities for perfect outdoor dining and relaxation.  This view reveals the well established rear garden, its size, and greenspace.  The yard is completely fenced it, and includes a front gate entry.  

The entire property has an astounding combination of fruit trees, plants, bushes, and flowers.  

If this unique home, with its engaging presence is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $918,000.  

   (Listing Courtesy of Mavis P. Delacroix of Compass)

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