1739 Spruce Street, Berkeley, CA


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About 1739 Spruce Street

An incomparable complex, less than a block to the Northside of the prestigious UC campus! Built in the late 1930’s by Irwin M. Johnson, these elegant stucco buildings are smartly sited around a garden lot of just under 1/2 acre, offering unique views of the Bay or campus. Each unit lives like a SFR with hardwood floors, gracious living rooms with fireplaces, own laundry; 4 units occupy 2 stories, with gracious stairs. All buildings have cedar shake roofs. Electrical service has been upgraded, and each unit has separately metered utilities. Each unit is spacious, occupying between approximately 1300 and 1500 square feet, and most are being used as 3 bedrooms. There is one even-larger unit, occupying over 1600 sq. ft., being used as a 4-bedroom. Four units have add'l half-bath. Long history of low vacancy and high rental rates. With a WalkScore of 90, this location is considered A Walker’s Paradise, 1/2 mile south to downtown and BART/Arts district, or north to Shattuck/Gourmet district. In 24 years since I sold it to the seller, nothing has compared to this complex. So beautiful and so close to campus, with wonderfully high rents!

Features of 1739 Spruce Street

MLS® # 41045284
Price $8,380,000
Bathrooms 0.00
Square Footage 9,194
Acres 0.43
Year Built 1938
Sub-Type 5 or More Units
Status Active

Community Information

Address 1739 Spruce Street
Area Listing
Subdivision NORTHSIDE
City Berkeley
County Alameda
State CA
Zip Code 94709-1717


Utilities Wired For Cable TV, All Public Utilities, Natural Gas Connected, Individual Electric Meter, Individual Gas Meter
Parking Attached, Detached, Garage
View Bay, Mt Diablo, Other
Is Waterfront No
Has Pool No


Interior Features Updated Kitchen, Storage
Appliances Free-Standing Range, Refrigerator, Dryer, Washer, Gas Water Heater
Heating Forced Air, Natural Gas
Cooling None
Fireplace No


Exterior Features Garden
Lot Description Premium Lot, Garden, Landscape Front, Street Light(s)
Construction Siding - Stucco

Additional Information

Date Listed December 1st, 2023
Foreclosure No
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No

Listing Details

AgentArlene Baxter
OfficeRed Oak Realty

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