This handsome, traditionally styled Berkeley hills home is located at 2580 Buena Vista Way in the North Campus neighborhood.  Close to both the University of California and Berkeley's renown Gourmet Ghetto, it is ideally situated for all that this special city has to offer.   

It offers 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, and a surprisingly extensive, and well established, gardens and patios.  

The front door, with its gracefully glass arched entry, opens to guests and residents to reveal this truly exceptional foyer that is enhanced by this striking stairway to the second floor.  

This warmly lit living room has been designed to create this relaxing and gracious living space that was classic for its original conception, but is equally welcoming today.   The handsome central fireplace anchors a room that is ideal for entertaining, and is even more inviting on cooler Bay area evening with a cozy fire in the fireplace.  

Multiple multi-pane windows encompass the room, and invite in views of the beauty of the surrounding gardens, and a pleasing Bay view.  

The richly colored hardwood floors contrast perfectly with the off white walls and gently lit ceiling, and the multiple bookshelves that surround the room invite displays of favorite books, collectibles, and artwork.  

Just steps away is this comfortable dining room that easily accommodates a large dining table and chairs.  Whether the space is intended for a formal dining event, or a casual evening meal, it fits either needs perfectly.

Worthy of note is the presence of the generous addition of richly trimmed woodworking that is seen here, and throughout the house.  Reflective of the quality of the home's construction, it can be seen around windows, doors, and entryways.  

This beautifully updated kitchen is aglow with light from the expansive picture windows over the sink, and all around the room.  The colors from the surrounding trees combine beautifully with the soft green of the walls to create a warmth that creates a soothing greenhouse effect.    

A reverse perspective reveals the updated amenities that are featured here.  Included are the always desirable Carrara countertops, a dishwasher, a gas range/cooktop and refrigerator.  

Floor to ceiling cabinets and drawers provide multiple opportunities to store choice glassware, china, serving and cooking pieces.  

Just steps away is this delightful eat in kitchen nook with built in benches-most certainly an ideal place to enjoy a lunch or breakfast, especially when opening the French doors to invite in the light and sounds of the adjacent back yard patio.  

There are three bedrooms in the home.  Two will be shown for your consideration.  The first, above, is the primary bedroom which will comfortably accommodate a large bed, a spacious bureau and two side tables.   

What raises this bedroom to another level is the generous amount of built in closet space, a charming window seat, and windows that offer views to the cities below.  

Close by is this impressive view room that is currently being used as a nursery, but if it is not needed for that use, can be an ideal office space that would have a sweeping view of the back gardens.  

A second nearby bedroom continues the imaginative theme of built in closet space and a window seat for one's use and enjoyment.  

Returning downstairs, we enter the backyard through these perfectly placed French doors off the kitchen.  An additional space above the doors is a view balcony that looks out over the entire gardens.  

A full view of the rear gardens and yard reveals its size and generous expanse.  There is more than sufficient room for large luncheons and dinner parties, and multiple spots from which to enjoy the truly remarkable variety of plants and trees that inhabit it.  

Just up to the middle left is a handsome wooden cabin that is suitable for a variety of uses-from a private office, to a music room, or arts and crafts space.  

Currently the cabin is being used as a living space.  The front room, seen here, is cozy, but still easily accommodates a living room and dining space.  

The bedroom is comfortably sized, and a bathroom with shower is also included.  

Just above the cabin is this impressive patio area with a large fireplace that invites the preparation of evening barbecue while enjoying its comforting warmth. 

Being high in the Berkeley hills, this sweeping view of the Bay area below is available to guests and residents daily--from the windows in the front of the home to the seating in the garden further above the house.   

If you would like to gather more information about this impressive hillside home, please call me at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,795,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Marilyn Garcia of The Grubb Company. )

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