688 Alvarado Rd, Berkeley, CA


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About 688 Alvarado Rd

Elegant Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Mid Century boasts SF Bay views, sits on 2.5 lots & tastefully updated while keeping the original architectural design intact. Built by architect Donald K. Olsen of Sausalito with an extensive remodel designed by renowned CA Central Coast architect, Marcel Sedletzky. Close to the Claremont Resort, the Elmwood District + the Eucalyptus Path this 3 en-suite bedroom + home office/guest room has private access from the service tram. A 750+ bottle capacity, climate-controlled wine cellar completes this level. The upper level showcases beautiful public rooms ideal for indoor-outdoor entertaining and boasts 2 exterior terraces. Refinished hardwood floors from the living, dining room, the gourmet kitchen, breakfast room and the upper-level primary en suite. Dramatic living room features an Origami folded ceiling motif, copper accents & up-lighting. The dining room offers the same sparkling views with sliding doors leading to a front terrace & a picture window which perfectly frames this magnificent scene. Adjacent to the kitchen with stainless appliances, quartz & butcher block counters + ample storage is a cozy sitting area with majestic views. Expansive landscaped grounds, mature trees & mostly native + drought tolerant plantings on drip irrigation.

Features of 688 Alvarado Rd

MLS® # 41016926
Price $2,775,000
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3.00
Full Baths 3
Square Footage 2,701
Acres 0.45
Year Built 1964
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Residence
Style Contemporary
Status Active

Community Information

Address 688 Alvarado Rd
Area Oakland Zip Code 94705
City Berkeley
County Alameda
State CA
Zip Code 94705


Parking Detached, Garage Door Opener
# of Garages 2
View Bay, Bay Bridge, City Lights, Downtown, Golden Gate Bridge, Park, San Francisco
Is Waterfront No
Has Pool No
Pool None


Interior Features Bonus/Plus Room, Formal Dining Room, Office, Storage, Breakfast Bar, Counter - Solid Surface, Eat-in Kitchen, Updated Kitchen, Central Vacuum
Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Microwave, Oven, Free-Standing Range, Refrigerator, Dryer, Washer
Heating Zoned, Natural Gas
Cooling Central Air
Fireplace Yes
# of Fireplaces 1
Fireplaces Gas Starter, Living Room, Two-Way, Wood Burning
# of Stories 2
Stories Two Story


Exterior Features Back Yard, Front Yard, Side Yard, Sprinklers Back, Sprinklers Front
Lot Description Sloped Up
Windows Double Pane Windows, Skylight(s)
Roof Shingle
Construction Vinyl Siding

Additional Information

Date Listed January 25th, 2023
Foreclosure No
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No

Listing Details

AgentDebbi Dimaggio Betta
OfficeCorcoran Icon Properties

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