This uniquely designed home has been conceived with the goal of providing the very best of grace and beauty for both guests and residents.  Each room is distinctive, and the home is surrounded by expansive gardens, fountains and outdoor living space.   Located at 10 Arden Road in Berkeley, it offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2954 +/- sf of living space.  

Located in the hills of Berkeley, just above the Elmwoood district, it is close to the University of California, the diverse dining, shopping and entertainment around the university, and Regional recreational parks and trails that are easily accessed for hiking and walking.  

A gated entryway leads to this beautifully imagined entrance to the residence.  Lush and varied plantings line either side of the unique island pathways to the front door.  A pond with flowing water surrounds these islands, creating a soothing and welcoming ambiance. 

Not to be missed, however, is the Bay area view directly ahead that adds more drama for visiting guests. 

This perspective of the living room and dining area reveals the commitment that has been made to create a warm and inviting  atmosphere for both residents and guests.  The walls and floors are softly colored, as is the centrally located fireplace, around which all can gather on cooler Bay area evenings. 

The gracefully arched ceilings provides a subtle, but effective, touch of creativity when combined with the curved clerestory window directly above.  

This home offers many venues for entertaining, and the living room represents just one opportunity.  The generous floorspace is impressive, providing numerous opportunities for distinctive design concepts. A stunning Bay area panorama awaits from the inviting balcony located just outside the expansive sliding glass doors.

A slightly different perspective reveals the generous expanse of window and door space leading to the balcony.   

The dining area is placed in such a way that it can provide multiple opportunities for enjoyment.  The dual facing fireplace can furnish a cheerful glow during evening meals, and the tall sliding glass doors allow guests to appreciate the views below during meals at the table, or outside on the balcony.  

Just outside of the dining room, this marvelous balcony is a perfect location from which to enjoy the sunny daylight warmth, and a perfect venue for savoring the beautiful sunsets that are available year round.  

This gleaming kitchen is perfectly placed, and centrally located, to furnish a perfect venue for a imaginative chef to create marvelous meals for both residents and guests.     

The stone counter space is large, and doubles as a preparation space when needed, but just as easily can function as a serving platform, depending on the meal provided.  The counter to the right doubles as an eat-in kitchen site with chairs pulled up to enjoy a simple breakfast or quick lunch.  The family room is just off to the right.  

Beautifully conceived glass fronted display cabinets above the sink invite the placement of favored glassware and china, and are complimented by the more than generous amount of storage drawers and cabinets around the gas range/cooktop and the central island.  Additional amenities here include a microwave, built in oven, and a refrigerator.  

The simple floor plan allows for effortless service of food outside to the nearby garden areas.  

This handsomely designed family room, located adjacent to the kitchen, continues the theme of indoor/outdoor living, complete with its own distinctive fireplace.

There are three bedrooms in the home.  One is shown for your consideration.  This glowing primary bedroom is a beautifully created private retreat.  Its high domed ceiling, combined with the off white walls and golden colored hardwood floors, are a perfect framework for a large luxurious bed and soft seating.  The pleasant central fireplace adds more warmth to the already inviting ambiance.

A different view reveals this trio of windows that are topped with an arched central window that compliments the gently curved ceiling.  

This gracious home has so much more to offer.  Please contact me immediately at (510) 517-6280 with your interest and questions.  The home is being offered for sale for $2,499,000.    

(Listing Courtesy of David Higgins of Cush Real Estate)

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