This distinctive Berkeley home has immediate curb appeal.  With its pair of twin gable dormers, classic entryway with a distinctive front pediment, and lush front lawn, it is both inviting and dramatic.  Located in the Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley at 2943 Hillegass Avenue, it offers 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms in approximately 2143 sf of living space.  

It is well located close to the favorite shopping and dining neighborhoods of Elmwood, Claremont and Rockridge, and, of course, the University of California.  

Visitors to the home are immediately made welcome into this luminous and well designed living space.  Four large front picture windows combine with generous overhead supplemental lighting to create a warm and relaxing atmosphere.  The distinctive open floorplan invites guests to move freely from one area of the room to another.

A reverse perspective reveals the expansive floor space that awaits a distinctive and personal design conception.  The home was remarkably remodeled in 2021, and offers impressive enhancements that include Marvin windows and white oak floors throughout.  Additionally, a new roof was installed.  

This distinctive kitchen space combines all of the elements for perfect hospitality.  The breakfast bar seating serves a dual purpose--guests can converse with the chef while the meal is being prepared, and it is a perfect serving space for  canapes and finger food. When not entertaining, it is the ideal location for a quick breakfast or lunch.  

This kitchen space was developed to represent the highest of quality standards, and should please the most demanding of home chefs.  Including both Bosch and Viking appliances it features a built in gas range, refrigerator, a microwave, and built in oven, along with the distinctive multi-purpose island.  

Just off the kitchen is this spacious dining area that can comfortably accommodate a dining table for six or more.   A buffet server can fit handily under the view windows to the right.  

This handsome and efficient personal office space with views to the gardens is just off the dining room, and is an excellent and imaginative use of the remaining main floor footage.  

There are 3 bedrooms on the upper level of the residence.  Two will be shown for your consideration and review.  The first, seen here, is the primary en suite bedroom.  Its generous square footage offers a variety of potential configurations, and the window to the left most certainly invites a window seat or pair of soft chairs for viewing the outside gardens.   

The primary bathroom is a delight.  An extra large counter with ample storage underneath is topped by a pair of sinks and topped by a gleaming full length mirror.  To the right, an inviting bathtub awaits.    

A second upstairs bedroom also provides large view windows that open to both the the front and side of the home.  

This second bedroom is especially unique in that it has its own special living space above it that is reached by the ladder seen here.   

At the top of the ladder is this appealing, and very unique space that awaits its own special use, depending on need.  There is also a large empty attic space available, and yet more space at the base of the stairs in the basement.  

The garden in the rear of the home is a ideal place for enjoying a pleasant lunch under the well established, and sheltering trees with their distinctively curved tree trunks.  

If this very handsome home, or a similar one, has caught your attention, I encourage you to call me with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  The residence is being offered for sale for $1,795,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Sandra Patel-hilferty of Compass)

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